Sixty years ago, bed bugs were eradicated from the U.S. When DDT was banned by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1972, bed bugs rebounded due to increased international travel, insecticide resistance and a lack of public awareness.
PHOENIX, Ariz. — When Randy Bernstein went up the elevator at Maricopa Medical Center soon after joining the Phoenix, Arizona hospital, he was surprised to find himself standing next to a heaping mound of soiled linen bags.
It has long been thought that environmental cleanliness was the key to curbing the spread of cross-contamination. That’s not to minimize the meticulous hand washing by healthcare workers.
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Laundry Employee Gets Trapped
DALLAS, Texas — An employee of Crown Health Care Laundry Services, died at Vaughn Regional Medical Center after being trapped inside a dryer. The 28-year-old was trying to remove lint when the machine malfunctioned.