GOJO Hand Hygiene Blog

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.

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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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Have a Healthy Summer Travel Season

7/19/2019

By Debbie Plate, DO

Board certified family physician, Cleveland Clinic Akron General

We’re at the height of summer, so you may be scrambling to pull together that last vacation before school starts back into session. No matter where you’re going or what you’re doing, a perfect vacation can be turned upside down if you’re not prepared. Getting ready for a vacation can be time-consuming, between packing and organizing an itinerary. It can be easy to neglect the most important thing, your health. When preparing for your next vacation, here are a few things to keep in mind to achieve a healthy travel season this summer.

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Don’t Let Bacteria Spoil Your Summer Fun

7/3/2019

By Samantha Williams

Director of Public Relations, GOJO Industries

Summer vacation is in full swing and children are out of school and home for the summer. Warm weather has arrived, and the time is finally here to spend every day outside. There is no better way to celebrate the beautiful weather than with a day spent at the pool or the beach!

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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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Let’s Celebrate World Hand Hygiene Day
Let’s Celebrate World Hand Hygiene Day

5/6/2019

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

World Hand Hygiene Day is celebrated annually every May 5th. It is a day to raise awareness for the critical role hand hygiene plays in infection prevention. Hand hygiene compliance makes a dramatic difference, both in terms of lives saved and healthcare costs reduced.

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