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Jun 05, 2012

Jun 05, 2012

Study links viral GI illnesses to untreated wells

(CIDRAP News) – A study found that low-level viral contamination and a higher incidence of acute gastrointestinal (GI) illness were linked to nondisinfected municipal groundwater in Wisconsin, findings that researchers say could spur regulatory steps.

Sep 18, 2012

Sep 18, 2012

Infected staff, raw items typify foodborne norovirus outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – The United States has an average of one foodborne norovirus outbreak every day, typically involving an infected food worker who handles raw or ready-to-eat items such as leafy vegetables, according to an analysis of 8 years' worth of data.

Sep 19, 2012

Sep 19, 2012

New tools aim to improve infection tracking in long-term care

(CIDRAP News) – A national medical organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released a pair of new tools designed to set a national standard for the tracking of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in long-term care settings.

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