Tag infection control

Are you colonised by MRSA?

Up to 1 in every 3 people are colonised by MRSA bacteria. Like other types of staph bacteria, it’s usually harmless for most healthy people. However, it can cause problems if it’s able to enter the body or it infects…

How far does your sneeze travel?

When you cough or sneeze, the droplets can travel up to 4 metres.  Not ideal if you’re working in a typical office space – just think of all those tiny particles landing on keyboards, phones, pens & paper.   Microshield…

Ghostbusters for germs

Microshield are a bit like ghostbusters but it’s germs we exterminate.  We use an environmentally friendly, non-allergenic fog to eliminate bacteria, viruses, odours and moulds.   Anyone can use our service – if you have a duty of care, a…

Would you like sickness with that?

This swab sample was taken from a touch screen til in a cafe last week. The till looked perfectly clean, the swab showed otherwise – those red splodges show that coliforms are present – these are found in the gut…

The Low Down on High Chairs

For those of you with little ones, this swab was taken from a high chair in a cafe last week. Those red splodges show the presence of coliforms – found in the gut. Would you eat from this? Ensuring that…

Don’t be a sickly student

By the end of freshers’ week, many students will start resembling pale legions of the undead. All-night drinking, poor diet and lax hygeine standards turn halls of residences and shared housing into vast Petri-dishes incubating disease. Which is why, says…