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Infection prevention starts with you!

Infection prevention is everyone’s job. Each of us has an important role to play in keeping patients safe from infection—and hand hygiene is key!

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Consumer alerts

How to be a good (and healthy) roommate
It’s that time of year again. School has started, and many young adults are heading off to college for the first time. There will be new adventures and experiences. Personal hygiene may not be a priority for everyone on your dorm floor, so we want to give you some tips on how to be a good roommate and how to stay healthy while you’re away at school.
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What you need to know about Zika virus
Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that is currently causing a large outbreak primarily in Central and South America. In addition, the Florida Department of Health has identified an areas in Miami where Zika is being spread by mosquitoes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidance for people who live in or have traveled to Wynwood (any time after June 15) and Miami Beach (any time after July 14). See other areas where Zika has been found.
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Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver that may be caused by viruses, drugs, alcohol, or some hereditary or immune problems. The most common types of hepatitis are A, B, and C. In the United States, the most common type of viral hepatitis is hepatitis C.
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