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A selection of interesting or useful articles related to our product ranges or infection control in general.

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Useful Articles - Curtains
Please see below a number of interesting articles relating to Hospital Curtains:American Journal of Infection Control: "Disposable antimicrobial and sporicidal privacy curtains: Cost benefit of hanging longer", February 2016 Youtube video: "Curtains and the Spread of Infection", December 2014 Journal of Hospital Infection: "Outbreak of invasive group A streptococcus infection: contaminated patient curtains and cross-infection on an ear, nose and throat ward", July 2014 American Journal of Infection Control: "The silver lining of disposable privacy curtains in an intensive car unit", April 2014  Nonwovens Industry: "Hospital Laundering Practices Linked to HAI's", May 2013 American Journal of Infection Control: "Hospital privacy curtains are frequently and rapidly contaminated with potentially pathogenic bacteria", December 2012 Physician's Weekly, "MRSA Contaminates Hospital Privacy Curtains", September 2011 Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, "Microbiological contamination of cubicle curtains in an out-patients podiatry clinic" November 2010 American Journal of Infection Control: "Comparison of Antimicrobial and standard privacy curtains: efficacy and cost analysis", June 2010 Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology: "Contamination of Hospital Curtains With Healthcare‐Associated Pathogens", November 2008 Indoor and Built Environment: "Reducing Risk of Airborne Transmitted Infection in Hospitals by Use of Hospital Curtains", June 2008 BMC Infectious Diseases: "How long do nosocomial pathogens persist on inanimate surfaces? A systematic review", August 2006 Journal of Hospital Infection: "Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter and role of curtains in an outbreak in intensive care units", February 2002

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Useful Articles - Hand & Skin Hygiene
Please see below a number of interesting articles relating to Hand & Skin Hygiene:Foodborne Germs and Ilnesses - Center for disease control and Prevention Health and Safety Executive - Occupational Skin Hazards  WHO - how to handwash WHO - Hand Hygiene Self Assessment Framework 2010 Current Microbiology: "Long-term survival of Bacillus spores in alcohol and identification of 90% ethanol as relatively more spori/bactericidal", February 2012 Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery: "Alcohol hand gel – a potential fire hazard", January 2011 Daily Mail: "Why hand gel is a waste of money", March 2010 Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology: "Microbiological Efficacy and Tolerability of a New Non-Alcohol-Based Hand Disinfectant" July 2009 Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology: "Acquisition of Nosocomial Pathogens on Hands After Contact With Environmental Surfaces Near Hospitalized Patients", February 2004 

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Useful Articles - Infection Control
Please see below a number of relevant links and interesting articles relating to Infection Control:World Health Organisation Infection Control Today National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Infection Prevention Society  Dr. William Rutala: Disinfection and Sterilization American Journal of Infection Control: "Infection Control Through the Ages", July 2011 Infection Control Today: "Are you at High Risk for Serious illness from the Flu?", October 2015 The Telegraph: "Wet wipes could be spreading bacteria in homes and hospitals"[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11660939/Wet-wipes-could-be-spreading-bacteria-in-homes-and-hospitals.html], June 2015

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