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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 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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International Infection Prevention Week 2018
International Infection Prevention Week October 14th-20th

10/17/2018

By Megan J. DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

October 14-20th is International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW). As I reflect on our field, I am so proud of what Infection Preventionists (IPs) have accomplished and our role every day in protecting patients, healthcare workers, and visitors in healthcare facilities.

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Reducing school absenteeism year round
Three Ways to Kick Off the School Year on a Healthy Note

8/23/2018

By Samantha Williams

Director of Public Relations, GOJO Industries

We oftentimes hear, “Back to school. Back to germs.” But, as the new school year begins, that doesn’t have to be the case. Instead, let’s focus on steps we can take to have a healthy school year.

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