GOJO Hand Hygiene Blog

We spotlight the importance of hand hygiene to improve public health, serve as a trusted resource and raise awareness of leading-edge hand hygiene and skin health scientific advancements through the GOJO Hand Hygiene Blog.

GOJO microbiologists, scientists, nurses and communication professionals post regularly and we also get the views of outside experts and thought leaders in the field. It’s all part of the GOJO Purpose, saving lives and making lives better through well-being solutions.

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Stomach Flu? It Could Be Norovirus

12/9/2019

By Kristen Green

Clinical Scientist

You were up all night vomiting, and still feel nauseous, your stomach hurts, and you can’t leave the vicinity of your bathroom because of the diarrhea. You figure you have the “stomach flu,” but what if I told you there is no such thing as the “stomach flu?"

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CDC Life is Better with Clean Hands
Let’s Celebrate with Clean Hands!

10/15/2019

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Global Handwashing Day is celebrated on October 15, an annual reminder of the importance of handwashing and hand sanitizing. At GOJO, we know one of the most important measures to prevent illness and infection is through effective hand hygiene. In honor of Global Handwashing Day, we’ve partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation and Staples to collaboratively improve the health of our communities, through improved hand hygiene education.

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PURELL CXR REDIFOAM™ System
Innovative Solutions for Counter Mount Soap Systems

10/4/2019

By Nate Nicoll

Market Development Manager

GOJO was founded in 1946 when Jerry and Goldie Lippman worked together to invent the GOJO® Hand Cleaner after seeing how Goldie’s hands suffered from the harsh chemical cleaners rubber factory workers used to clean their hands.

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Hepatitis A: What We Know (and Can Learn) from the Outbreaks

8/13/2019

By Chip Manuel, Ph.D.

Food Safety Science Advisor

According to Florida Department of Health, the state had 106 hepatitis A cases in 2014. 123 in 2015. 122 in 2016. In 2017, that number doubled to 276. In 2018, it almost doubled again – reaching 548 cases. As of August 3rd, that number is almost 4x the number of cases from the previous year. In 2019, 2,123 hepatitis A cases have been reported to date. In fact, in the week of July 28th to August 3rd had 81 hepatitis A cases. While Florida is getting the most media attention, 29 states have reported an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak, according to the CDC.

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Have a Healthy Summer Travel Season

7/19/2019

By Debbie Plate, DO

Board certified family physician, Cleveland Clinic Akron General

We’re at the height of summer, so you may be scrambling to pull together that last vacation before school starts back into session. No matter where you’re going or what you’re doing, a perfect vacation can be turned upside down if you’re not prepared. Getting ready for a vacation can be time-consuming, between packing and organizing an itinerary. It can be easy to neglect the most important thing, your health. When preparing for your next vacation, here are a few things to keep in mind to achieve a healthy travel season this summer.

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