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restaurant workers spread norovirus
2014-06-04 09:56:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that some food service workers could be to blame for the spread of the norovirus – an intestinal bug that can make a person violently ill and often strikes quickly. According to the new CDC report, one-in-five food service workers have gone to their job while sick with diarrhea and vomiting, the two primary symptoms of the disease. People who prepare...

2014-06-04 08:31:31

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PDI, leader in Infection Prevention solutions, will debut several product enhancements, exclusive educational resources and inspire "Champion's for Change" to lead the industry forward at this year's Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, June 7-9, 2014. PDI is committed to innovation in education and products to meet the needs of customers on the front lines of infection prevention....

2014-06-03 12:25:48

AKRON, Ohio, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CleanMed 2014 is hosting leaders and organizations from across the nation interested in healthcare sustainability and greening of the healthcare sector at the CleanMed 2014 Conference & Exposition in Cleveland, Ohio, June 2-5. GOJO Industries, the global leader in hand hygiene and healthy skin and inventors of PURELL Hand Sanitizer, is participating at CleanMed, sharing its long history of creating sustainable solutions in healthcare that...

2014-05-20 12:33:04

GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium brings together global leaders in field of medicine and hand hygiene AKRON, Ohio, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is holding its 41(st) Annual Conference June 7-9. GOJO Industries, the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions, is hosting at APIC, the GOJO Interactive Breakfast Symposium: The Present and Future of Hand Hygiene Compliance...

2014-05-08 04:21:44

New research shows that kids are more likely to wash their hands when someone is present, or when they are being watched; could be useful information in the reduction of infectious diseases, says New York Pediatrician BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a New York based Pediatric Center, comments on an article that says children are more likely to wash their hands when someone is around or watching. This new study could prove to...

2014-05-05 23:10:58

WetKeys Washable Keyboards launches a waterproof computer keyboard cleaning guide providing suggestions on how to properly clean and sanitize computer input devices to help stop the spread of drug-resistant germs and cross-contamination leading to Health Care Acquired Infections (HCAIs). The release of the keyboard cleaning guide coincides with the World Health Organization’s global campaign, “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands”. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 In support of the World...

2014-05-01 12:33:01

Global spread of MERS and other deadly viruses and infections highlights need for improved sanitizer delivery devices and protocols SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HandyTizer, a California Limited Liability Company, has entered into an agreement to distribute the Orbel hand sanitizer applicator throughout North America. The patented Orbel (TM) will fill a market void in North America for a readily accessible, simple to use, and highly effective disposable alcohol-based...

2014-05-01 12:31:49

WHO raises role of hand hygiene in combatting hospital associated infections and antimicrobial resistance AKRON, Ohio, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Health Organization (WHO) annually marks May 5 with its SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign. GOJO Industries, a leader in hand hygiene and skin health and inventors of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, is a strong supporter of this campaign and works with the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness and enlist hospitals across...

2014-04-29 08:35:29

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Proventix Systems, Inc. of Birmingham, AL announces its inaugural list of Hand Hygiene All-Americans, a new award given to healthcare workers from hospitals across the United States who consistently demonstrate safety, quality and leadership through their hand hygiene practices. For the award, Proventix recognizes nearly 100 healthcare workers observed by Proventix's nGage(TM) system's radio frequency identification (RFID) badges and...

2014-04-23 23:15:46

The American Journal of Infection Control recently released a progress report of the implementation of the World Health Organization's Hand Hygiene in Health Care Program. According to the organization although there has been progress, hospitals can still improve across the board; WetKeys Washable Keyboards offers solutions to support the improvement of the Hand Hygiene Program. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 The American Journal of Infection Control recently released a progress...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'