Norovirus Surging in the UK
According to the government press release of 3rd March 2022 entitled ‘Norovirus outbreaks increasing in England’ this particularly unpleasant virus is surging in education settings and care homes across the country. Government advice on reducing the spread taken from the press release: How to reduce the spread of norovirus Stay at home if you are experiencing norovirus symptoms. Do not return to work or send children to school until 48 hours after symptoms have cleared. Also avoid visiting elderly or poorly relatives, particularly if they are in hospital or a care home. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap...
Good hygiene isn't just for a pandemic!
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Norovirus infections as lockdown finishes
Why you should use Serenity products in healthcare settings?
It is no surprise that healthcare environments including hospitals, care facilities and doctors surgeries are among the most important places to control bacteria and viruses. However, advice is often out dated or insufficient and confusing as to how exactly to adopt best practice for hand hygiene. The number one cause of infection in hospitals is poor hand hygiene and busy healthcare workers need the simplest yet most effective solution to carry out this vital yet routine practice. NHS guidelines state the following in relation to alcohol based hand sanitiser. Alcohol hand rub (alcohol gel or foam) Alcohol hand rub can...
Why is the norovirus such a huge problem for the NHS?
Norovirus, also known as winter vomiting disease, is on the rise again according to a report in the BMJ. A familiar set of warnings about ward closures and avoiding visits to patients in hospital was also issued, but why does this one virus cause the NHS such difficulty? While norovirus does occur year-round, there is a winter peak in cases that clashes with the winter rush on the NHS. The symptoms of norovirus – diarrhoea and vomiting – typically last a day or two. While you may spend those days wishing you were dead, the chances of long-term harm from...