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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.

Candida auris
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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Athletes celebrating victory
Share the Victory, Not the Germs

9/26/2019

By Amanda Kaye

Market Development Director

Athletes spend a tremendous amount of time with their teammates, coaches and training staff. It’s no secret that team chemistry is essential to winning, but when does that camaraderie put athletes at risk for illness? Student athletes’ schedules are hectic to say the least, and the training staff stays just as busy with their day-to-day tasks. It takes teamwork to win on the field, but it also takes teamwork in athletic facilities to prevent the spread of illness-causing germs that can sideline athletes. Because germs don’t stay in the training room, infection prevention is a shared responsibility for everyone who cleans these facilities – from training rooms to stadiums and beyond.

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Washing Hands
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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Measles Awareness: Help Stop Transmission
Measles Awareness: Help Stop Transmission

6/18/2019

By Rachel Leslie

Clinical Science Manager

While Measles was declared eliminated in 2000, the United States is now experiencing the highest number of measles cases since 1994.

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MRSA: An Invisible Opponent to Collegiate Athletes
MRSA: An Invisible Opponent to Collegiate Athletes

6/4/2019

By Tori Kinamon

Former Student Athlete, MRSA Survivor

I remember looking out of a hospital window and seeing my college campus on the other side of the highway-- I was supposed to be there, studying for exams and training for my next gymnastics competition -- but instead I was battling a limb-threatening methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. Commonly described as a "superbug," MRSA is a type of bacteria resistant to antibiotics typically used to treat staph infections. This makes these infections particularly difficult to treat. I experienced this first-hand, as I had eight surgeries in 2 weeks, spent one month in the hospital, three months recovering at home, and finally embarked on a six-month journey back to collegiate athletics.

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