Description: Norovirus, sometimes referred to as the winter vomiting bug, is the most common cause of gastroenteritis. Infection is characterized by diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. Blood is not usually present. Fever or headaches may also occur. This usually develops 12 to 48 hours after being exposed. Recovery typically occurs within 1 to 3 days. Complications may include dehydration.
Description: Introduction. In any shared living space such as care homes, there are also shared infectious agents – usually bacteria or viruses – that from time to time cause infection outbreaks (Box 1) (Utsumi et al, 2010; Strausbaugh et al, 2003).
Description: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) - Alphabetical listing of communicable diseases that includes case definitions and the …
Description: Recent Examples on the Web. Successful repair of damaged skin, and collagen synthesis, have been shown to require the involvement of growth factors and cytokines. — Jolene Edgar, Allure, "The Truth About Growth Factors in Skin Care and Why They're Controversial," 2 Aug. 2018 Perhaps the cytokine that testosterone induces mast cells to make, interleukin-33, might one day join them.
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Description: Ways to Prevent Foodborne Norovirus Outbreaks (CDC) Preventing Norovirus Outbreaks (CDC) Help Prevent the Spread of Norovirus & Clean-up and Disinfection for Norovirus (En, Sp, Fr)
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Description: Current guideline for disinfection and sterilization in healthcare facilities, published in 2008 with updates.
Description: CRE, which stands for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, are a family of germs that are difficult to treat because they have high levels of resistance to antibiotics. Klebsiella species and Escherichia coli (E. coli) are examples of Enterobacteriaceae, a normal part of the human gut bacteria ...
Description: Herd immunity (also called herd effect, community immunity, population immunity, or social immunity) is a form of indirect protection from infectious disease that occurs when a large percentage of a population has become immune to an infection, thereby providing a measure of protection for individuals who are not immune. In a population in which a large number of individuals are immune, chains ...
Description: Lyme disease takes its name from where it was first identified: Lyme, Connecticut.It is the most common tick-borne disease in North America. It can cause serious, long term disability if left untreated. Early antibiotic treatment is essential, so identification of the disease in its early stages is very important.
Description: E. coli infection (which used to be called hamburger disease)can be a serious illness causing bloody diarrhea (hemorrhagic colitis), kidney failure and death. It is easy to prevent it by following some simple rules. For more information on causes, symptoms, treatments and prevention see the Overview section. Information for Health Professionals
Description: Now that it is getting close to summer, folks are starting to consider vacation travel plans. This newsletter will discuss options for staying healthy when traveling outside the United States to developing countries. I would like to review the updated recommendations in preventing and treating Traveler’s diarrhea (TD). Overview: Among travel-related illnesses, acute diarrhea is …
Description: Food poisoning is an illness caused by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with viruses, bacteria, toxins, parasites, or chemicals. Typical symptoms of food poisoning are …
Description: Physical Abuse. When a nursing home resident suffers physical pain, injury or impairment due to maltreatment or neglect, it is an example of physical abuse.
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Description: Immunization coverage refers to the proportion of a population that is appropriately immunized for a specific vaccine-preventable disease (VPD).
Description: 1 Policy Title: Policy for the Management of Linen & Laundry Executive Summary: The aim of this policy is to ensure effective linen and laundry management to
Description: Description. The number one disinfecting wipe in healthcare. 1 Effective against 30 microorganisms in 2 minutes. Fast contact time allows for a quick room turnover. Ideal for daily use in fast-paced environments that require short contact times and broad coverage of microorganisms.
Description: Symptom Management Guidelines: CANCER – RELATED DIARRHEA . Definition Cancer – Related Diarrhea (CRD): An abnormal increase in stool frequency, volume, and liquidity that is different from the usual patterns of bowel elimination; results from cancer or related treatment(s)
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