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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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The Infection Prevention Playbook

12/3/2019

By Morgan Paris

Market Development Manager

There may be no “I” in team, but there are several in Infection Prevention. And while every facility staff member, athlete, coach, and athletic trainer on campus may be doing their part to reduce the spread of germs, just one misstep can lead to an outbreak. 

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How Workplace and Classroom Findings Help Improve Food Safety Practices

11/8/2019

By Chip Manuel, Ph.D.

Food Safety Science Advisor

Your co-workers are always in close proximity, everyone uses the same accommodations – restrooms, breakrooms, open spaces – and you share snacks, etc., and you always seem to notice someone a little under the weather. You could say this vague description sounds like a restaurant. Maybe even an office. Or a classroom.

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10 Reasons You Should Consider Upping Your Infection Prevention Game

10/31/2019

By Morgan Paris

Market Development Manager

The risk of injury during practice or games is obvious given the nature of sports, but infections aren’t always seen as being equally dangerous to an athlete’s season. Athletes can miss days or weeks with illnesses like the flu or mono, and more serious infections like MRSA have even ended careers.

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What You Need to Know About Candida auris in the Healthcare Setting

10/10/2019

By Rachel Leslie

Clinical Science Manager

Recent media reports have called attention to Candida auris, a fungus which was first discovered in a woman’s ear canal in a Japanese hospital in 20091 and has since spread across the globe, landing in the United States four years ago as a new cause of healthcare-associated infections.According to the CDC, C. auris is an emerging pathogen that presents a serious global health threat due to frequent resistance to antifungal drugs, causing severe illness in patients, patients remaining carriers of the organism, and its’ ability to survive on environmental surfaces for an extended period of time.3

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