Jersusalem Shawarma facing backlash after suspected norovirus outbreak at Calgary restaurants

A family-owned chain of Calgary shawarma restaurants is facing backlash after Alberta Health Services revealed a suspected norovirus outbreak linked to their restaurants. According to AHS, nearly 130 people have registered complaints that they fell ill after eating food from Jerusalem Shawarma. AHS said Thursday it received its first complaint about Jerusalem Shawarma on Dec. […]

Hand hygiene decreases school absenteeism

Photo for representation only. Hand hygiene helps to reduce school absenteeism rates due to illnesses by almost 40% of studies suggest, said a senior healthcare professional. While many factors contribute to school absenteeism, student illness is believed to be the main driver of student absenteeism. The transmission of infections within schools can result in infections […]

Office Germs getting more dangerous

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How Hand Washing Technique Affects Bacteria Level on Hands

Bloodstream infections (BSI) are one of the most cited complications among hemo-dialysis patients within dialysis units (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017). These types of infectious complications, such as peritonitis, often associated with unhygienic technique and exit-siteinfection. Prevention of exit-site location is largely associated with skin-resident microbes. Approximately 42% of peritonitis episodes are known […]

Norovirus prevention CDC

Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water especially after using the toilet or changing diapers always before eating, preparing, or handling food, and before giving yourself or someone else medicine. Norovirus can be found in your vomit or poop even before you start feeling sick. The virus can stay in your poop for 2 […]