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Outbreak of Shigellosis Occurs at Texas Elementary School
Outbreak of Shigellosis Occurs at Texas Elementary School
3/2/2015 4:29:48 PM
Last month, a school district in San Antonio sent home a letter to parents informing them of multiple cases of a bacterial infection at one of the district’s elementary schools.  Parents were encouraged to keep sick children at home and the school reportedly took extra precautions to clean and sanitize classrooms and the school building.   The infectious disease that spread …
Aerobiology Laboratory Announces California Location
Aerobiology Laboratory Announces California Location
3/2/2015 10:00:00 AM
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. announced today its newest laboratory location in Huntington Beach, California.  Suzanne Blevins, CEO of Aerobiology stated, “We are very excited to bring our high quality laboratory services to California.  We feel our team of analysts will show the California market what makes Aerobiology different from our competitors.  Our clients …
1,700 Years of Experience Represented at ACAC Executive Meeting
1,700 Years of Experience Represented at ACAC Executive Meeting
2/26/2015 11:00:00 AM
The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) held its annual Executive Meeting February 6th and 7th, 2015, in Avondale, Arizona.  More than 70 members of ACAC certification boards, operating board and national advisory board were in attendance. “We welcomed board members from across the country who together represented more than 1,700 years of IAQ-related field …
USA Security Academy Announces New Training Module
2/25/2015 8:34:22 AM
U.S. Security Associates (USA) announces the addition of the Measles: Awareness, Prevention, and Response training module to its lineup of award-winning security officer training resources. Recent outbreaks in the U.S. of this once rare and commonly thought to be eradicated disease point to its strongest comeback since the introduction of the measles vaccine in 1963. In …
Head of Medical Company Gentell Announces Expansion of Talent and Resources
2/24/2015 12:03:50 PM
David Navazio, Executive Vice President and Founder of Gentell, Inc. ( www.gentell.com ), a leading manufacturer of wound and skin care products, recently announced the opening of a new West Coast sales office to support growing demand, and the appointment of Arnie Andersen as VP Western Sales.   “Our West Coast business has increased significantly, as many nursing homes and …
California Cheese Maker Recalls Products Due to Possible Listeria Contamination
2/20/2015 3:04:22 PM
This winter, a California cheese producer expanded its voluntary recall to include a number of cheeses made between February and September of last year.  The recall resulted after sampling by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) found the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The cheese products that are part of the recall were reportedly sold to distributors who …
Did Tainted Water Take the Life of a California Surfer?
2/19/2015 4:56:47 PM
Last month, ABC News published a story about a popular San Diego surfer who died after contracting a staph infection.  According to the report, in December the man had gone surfing with several friends despite warnings about high levels of runoff in the ocean from recent heavy rains.  In total, three of the friends reportedly became ill after surfing, but two of them …
Puerto Rico’s Zimmetry Environmental Provides Tips on Managing Mold & Moisture Complaints at Work
Puerto Rico’s Zimmetry Environmental Provides Tips on Managing Mold & Moisture Complaints at Work
2/17/2015 10:25:43 AM
Providing a safe workplace for all employees is a major responsibility for all employers in both the public and private sectors. For workers in building that have high humidity levels or that have suffered water damage, one area of concern is the potential presence of elevated levels of mold.   Mold can begin to grow on many building materials and contents in less than 48 …
Ebola Crisis: Save the Children Supports Safe Reopening of One in Five Liberian Schools
Ebola Crisis: Save the Children Supports Safe Reopening of One in Five Liberian Schools
2/17/2015 8:59:23 AM
Save the Children is actively supporting the long-anticipated re-opening of hundreds of schools in Liberia today following a six-month educational hiatus due to the Ebola crisis. The move comes after weeks of steady declines in the number of new Ebola cases in Liberia, which, at the peak of the epidemic in mid-2014, was reporting more than 300 cases a week, but recorded only …
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. Appoints Stacey Murphy as Senior Account Manager for the Northeast/Midwest Regions
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. Appoints Stacey Murphy as Senior Account Manager for the Northeast/Midwest Regions
2/12/2015 10:51:21 AM
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates is very pleased to announce the appointment of Stacey Murphy as its new Senior Account Manager supporting clients in the Northeast/Midwest Regions.   Stacey has over eight years of experience in the Environmental Industry.  She has a varied background working for indoor microbiology and environmental chemistry testing laboratories serving …
Environmental Testing Experts Share Information about Antimicrobial Pesticides
2/10/2015 4:49:00 PM
In recent years, antimicrobial products have become increasingly popular as fears of MRSA, C. diff and other superbugs continue to grow.  In fact, approximately one billion dollars are spent annually on a variety of different types of antimicrobial products.   More than 5,000 antimicrobial products are registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and sold …
Texas IEQ Experts Help Nursing Homes Prevent the Spread of Environmental Pathogens
Texas IEQ Experts Help Nursing Homes Prevent the Spread of Environmental Pathogens
2/9/2015 6:35:20 PM
In October, the Columbia University School of Nursing published a news release about a study that found rising infection rates at nursing homes across the country.  After examining infections in nursing homes in the United States over a 5 year period, the study concluded that rates of a variety of infections are increasing, including those caused by multiple drug-resistant …
Children Who Get Vitamin A May Be Less Likely to Develop Malaria
2/4/2015 11:12:00 AM
Children under age 5 living in sub-Saharan Africa were 54 percent less likely to develop malaria if they had been given a single large dose of vitamin A, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. The researchers say their findings, published Feb. 3 in the online journal eLife , indicate that vitamin A may protect children against the …
New Report on The Impact of Flu Vaccination Requirements in Preschools and Day Care Centers
2/3/2015 3:39:02 PM
The growing focus on influenza (flu) vaccination requirements for children enrolled in preschools and day care centers led the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases(NFID) to release a new report that examines the impact of such requirements in improving and maintaining higher vaccination rates among young children. “We’re encouraged by the improvement in pediatric flu …

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