Measles on the Rise

     An estimated 110,000 deaths due to measles outbreaks occurred globally in 2017, a dramatic increase compared to previous years. Experts attribute these breakouts to the gaps in vaccine coverage, with reported measles cases increasing by more than 30 percent worldwide from 2016.      According to Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, “The increase in measles cases is deeply concerning, but not surprising. ...
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HIV Epidemic in Eastern Europe

Europe is on a mission to eradicate HIV/AIDS by 2030. Significant strides have been made in that direction, but the population is still in the midst of an epidemic. Nearly 160,000 new HIV diagnoses were reported in the WHO European Region in 2017, with over 130,000 of those diagnoses occurring in Eastern Europe alone. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe have ...
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CDC confirms 116 cases of polio-like disease

  The CDC has confirmed 116 cases of a rare polio-like disease called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in the U.S. this year as of the date of this post. Found in 31 states as of Monday, over 90% of the cases involve children under the age of 18. For the most part, those affected were experiencing a mild respiratory illness before contracting the disease.   What is AFM?   Acute flaccid myelitis affects the nervous system, ...
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Seven Children Have Died In A Viral Outbreak At N.J. Health-Care Facility

Wanaque Center For Nursing & Rehabilitation (Google Maps) In light of the recent viral outbreak at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey, proper infection control practices are once more being brought to the forefront of media attention. As of this post, the lives of seven children in the facility have already been claimed by this outbreak, forcing the center to shut its doors to any new ...
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Protecting Your Family & Business In Less Than A Minute

The Surface Disinfectant that Protects without Harmful Effects Germs are everywhere. A recent survey reported that up to 60% of travelers have bacteria on their fingers, and with patients touching surfaces in dentist and doctors’ offices daily, it’s no wonder that these locations are breeding grounds for germs. It’s also why it’s incredibly important for doctors, dentists and anyone that encounters patients to disinfect ...
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Hurricane Harvey Update: We're safe, and ready to service your needs.

To our customers: We are safe and available to you. Although our offices were also impacted by flooding and many of our staff had to be evacuated, PureWay Waste Compliance (Katy, TX) remains 100% operational and we are working with our out-of-state offices to ensure all orders get processed within 48 hours. As a waste compliance service, we will go the extra mile to assist our customers and those affected in the greater ...
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PureWay Proudly Partners with Safe Needle Disposal to Provide At-Home Sharps Users with Comprehensive Waste Management and Educational Services

PureWay, a health-focused organization specializing in medical waste management and compliance solutions, is proud to partner with Safe Needle Disposal, a non-profit dedicated to educating the public about safe needle disposal programs. At-home sharps injectors will now not only have access to a user-friendly informational resource and regulatory experts to help answer all their sharps-related questions, but they will also be ...
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4 INFECTION CONTROL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DENTISTS

  Unfortunately, a survey that focused on dental office compliance with infection control guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that guideline implementations was neither complete nor uniform across all practices in the U.S. Over 200,000 copies of the CDC’s Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings (2003) were distributed in the U.S.; this document contained updated ...
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BIOSURF: THE 50-SECOND SURFACE DISINFECTANT

BioSurf, a “green” surface disinfectant, is able to kill TB, viruses, bacteria and fungi in 50 seconds or less with just one-step required to clean and disinfect. Nicknamed The 50-Second Solution, BioSurf gave several popular disinfectants a run for their money in a recent study analyzing the effectiveness of five different surface disinfectants in a dental setting. Of the disinfectants tested, BioSurf was deemed the most ...
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DENTAL OSHA COMPLIANCE MADE EASY

  Keeping up with waste compliance can be confusing and expensive. With dental offices subject to numerous regulations at the federal, state, and county level, knowing which compliance protocols are applicable to your practice is a challenge for any office. Not to mention, waste is a broad category comprised of a variety of issues that lack actionable solutions. Thankfully, compliance is easier to achieve than it seems. ...
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