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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.

MRSA: An Invisible Opponent to Collegiate Athletes
MRSA: An Invisible Opponent to Collegiate Athletes

6/4/2019

By Tori Kinamon

Former Student Athlete, MRSA Survivor

I remember looking out of a hospital window and seeing my college campus on the other side of the highway-- I was supposed to be there, studying for exams and training for my next gymnastics competition -- but instead I was battling a limb-threatening methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. Commonly described as a "superbug," MRSA is a type of bacteria resistant to antibiotics typically used to treat staph infections. This makes these infections particularly difficult to treat. I experienced this first-hand, as I had eight surgeries in 2 weeks, spent one month in the hospital, three months recovering at home, and finally embarked on a six-month journey back to collegiate athletics.

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Bringing Global Awareness to Antibiotic Resistance and Importance of Hygiene
Know the Facts About Antibiotics

11/12/2018

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

In observance of Antibiotic Awareness Week taking place from November 12-18, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will raise awareness and understanding to the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use among the public, health workers, and policy makers.

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Bringing Global Awareness to Antibiotic Resistance and Importance of Hygiene
Bringing Global Awareness to Antibiotic Resistance and Importance of Hygiene

11/17/2016

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), are raising awareness and understanding of the urgent global problem of drug resistant bacteria.

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MRSA
Patient Safety Focus: Healthcare-Associated MRSA in the United States

10/21/2016

By Pamela T. Wagner, MSN, RN

Clinical Application Specialist, GOJO

Prevalence and spread of MRSA in U.S. hospitals, risks to patient safety and strategies to eliminate or prevent the spread of antibiotic-resistant staph infections

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It's Time to Abandon the Hygiene Hypothesis

8/18/2016

By Professor Sally Bloomfield

Chairman of IFH and Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

The July issue of Perspectives in Public Health reviews the latest evidence showing that the hygiene hypothesis is a misleading and dangerous misnomer. Not only does it undermine attitudes to hygiene at a time when antibiotic resistance threatens our ability to treat infections, it also hinders the search for ways to reverse the recent dramatic rise in allergies and other chronic inflammatory diseases. These arguments are set out in a new review summarising the consensus findings of experts who presented at a conference organized by the Royal Society for Public Health and the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene in February 2016.

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