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Barry Michaels

Barry Michaels

Barry Michaels has over 40 years experience in the field of infectious disease investigation, control and prevention. His research work has involved a wide variety of viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens focused on antimicrobial intervention strategies. Previously having worked as staff microbiologist for Georgia-Pacific Corp for over 14 years, he is now founder and director of B. Michaels Group Inc. a consultant group active in areas of product safety, product development, regulatory affairs and microbiology related to personal hygiene, surface sanitation and glove use in food, healthcare and various other occupational fields. Considered the "Guru of Hand Washing" he has been cited widely in the popular press as well as published or participated in hundreds articles, abstracts, book chapters, presentations and forums on the subjects of skin care and infection control. When not working he can be found sailing, fishing or kayaking. Learn more about Barry and connect via Email or on Linkedin.

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Hand Washing or Hand Sani...

A fly swatter is a device with no innate efficacy exhibited by the device itself but whose...

SARS-Like Coronavirus and...

In last week’s blog post, flu vaccine ineffectiveness for the senior population was covere...

Flu Shot Not Effective fo...

The flu shot has provided a false sense of security for many seniors this season and remin...

Respiratory Viruses and S...

While winter is on the wane, our viruses of winter are still not finished with us yet. Wit...

Norovirus Often Epidemic ...

Norovirus (shortened from Norwalk virus) causes epidemic illness with common names that in...

Maximizing Hand Hygiene E...

The WHO 5 Moment Approach mentioned by Julie Storr and discussed last week in part 1 of th...

Maximizing Hand Hygiene E...

In response to last week’s Deb Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog pos...

Clostridium difficile Inf...

A couple weeks ago the Deb Hand Hygiene blog focused on typical environmental targets nece...

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