In 1927 Flitz Lang released the classic movie “Metropolis” that tells the tale of how in 2027 the human workers would become slaves to machines. Who could forget also the Terminator series of films which depicted how machines would eventually try to take over the world.
Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog
“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.” – Benjamin Franklin
It’s summertime, a time when many people like to take their vacations. Some stay close to home, others want an adventure to more exotic locales. You want to have fun and stay healthy. Depending where you plan to go, it is important to educate yourself about the area where you’ll be staying, any travel alerts for the country, required immunizations, and some basic hygiene tips for eating and drinking away from home.Read More
The summer sports season is here and whether its tennis, soccer or track and field – all stadium sports see a large numbers of fans flocking from all over the world to see their favourite teams, players, and athletes.Read More
Recently I spent my Friday night at the hospital emergency. Thankfully everything turned out fine, but as I sat in the waiting room, I couldn’t help but view things from an infection prevention perspective. Call it a professional hazard, but watching out for potential infection transfer seemed to help pass the time.
If you live in a major city, chances are you use public transit either daily or often. It's likely so incorporated into your commute or daily errands, that it has become automatic and you don't give it any thought. Try to think back when you first started using public transit and you stepped into that subway, that bus or that train to find hundreds of strangers packed into a small space, breathing, coughing and perspiring. Were you squeamish then? Well considering 80% of bacteria is transmitted by hands and 76 out of 100 people either don't wash their hands at all or don't use soap, you might have reason to be. Let's have a look at what is lurking in our public transportation system.