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Norovirus Strikes Oregon VA Facility
March 11, 2014 — Health officials have confirmed more than 100 cases of norovirus at a Veterans Affairs (VA) Rehabilitation Center in White City, OR. VA officials have reported that 125 veterans and 25 staff... (rest of article)

Additional Salmonella Cases Linked to California Poultry Producer
March 10, 2014 — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked 51 additional cases of salmonella to a California poultry producer Foster Farms. Last October, health officials confirmed a... (rest of article)

Legionnaires’ Outbreak Shuts Down Massachusetts Police HQ
March 10, 2014 — Health officials ordered the temporary closure of the Dartmouth, MA, Police Department headquarters after traces of the bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease were detected in the... (rest of article)

Study: Cleanliness Top Factor in Long-Term Care Facility Selection
March 6, 2014 — Overall cleanliness is a top factor in the selection of a long-term care facility, according to a recent survey by Clorox Professional Products Co. Clorox surveyed 1,091 adults with a friend or... (rest of article)

Ecolab Receives EPA Climate Leadership Award
March 5, 2014 — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honored Ecolab, Inc. with the 2014 Climate Leadership Award for Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management. The EPA’s annual Climate... (rest of article)

WHO Study: Hand Hygiene Lacking in US Hospitals
March 4, 2014 — Hospitals in the United States need to improve hand hygiene protocols, reports a recent World Health Organization and Columbia University School of Nursing study. The WHO study surveyed 129 health... (rest of article)

Walmart Implements New Chemical Policy
March 3, 2014 — Walmart Stores, Inc. has informed suppliers that it is implementing its new hazardous chemical policy, which is designed to phase out hazardous chemicals from consumer products it sells. The... (rest of article)

Sealed Air Diversey Care Releases Food Safety Study Results
February 27, 2014 — Sealed Air Diversey Care, in conjunction with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), has released the preliminary results of its study on the efficacy and business impact of the implementation... (rest of article)

Memphis Hit With Norovirus Outbreak
February 25, 2014 — Health officials have confirmed 100 cases of norovirus in the Memphis, TN, area since February 1. The Shelby County Health Department has recorded five separate outbreaks of the virus this month,... (rest of article)

Norovirus Outbreak Suspected on Another Cruise Ship
February 24, 2014 — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a possible norovirus outbreak aboard a Holland America cruise ship. Health officials report 114 passengers and 10 crew... (rest of article)

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