Posts Tagged: CDC

Handwashing 101

With coronavirus it’s more essential now than ever before to practice and maintain good hand hygiene. Just about everything we come in contact with everyday harbors bacteria, viruses and germs — doorknobs, keyboards, cell phones, elevator buttons, faucet handles, shopping carts, gas pumps. With germs lurking everywhere it’s important to ensure good hand hygiene to…
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taking water sample to a flask (faceless, macro)

What is the ‘crypto’ fecal parasite?

Many people enjoy relaxing or exercising in a swimming pool, especially when temperatures are sweltering, but concerns about a parasite could have them reevaluating whether they want to take the plunge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning about a parasite, Cryptosporidium or crypto, that can be passed on through swimming pools….
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Mother and son using wash hand sanitizer gel in the cafe.

How effective is hand sanitizer

We see bottles of hand sanitizer everywhere — at the doctor’s office, in the workplace, at schools and daycares and other facilities with heavy traffic including some of our favorite stores. People squirt a dab into their palm, rub it in and continue about their day. Use of hand sanitizer has become increasingly common and…
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What you need to know before you travel abroad

Every year, millions of Americans participate in international travel and even more come to visit the US from around the world. The exciting parts of international travel are the cultural experiences, opportunities to see beautiful sites, and the chance to eat local foods. Unfortunately, statistics indicate that about half of all international travelers will experience…
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