Environmental Services Advisories
AHE advisories provide information regarding recent reports and offer recommended measures to consider.
Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) EVS Advisory
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring, and collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO), on an outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which has resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan, and in a growing number of countries.
Hand and Environmental Hygiene: Preventing Pathogen Transmission
Recent outbreaks of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) and adenovirus among children have raised questions about ways to prevent transmission when those affected are admitted to a health care facility.
Immediate Need for Health Care Facilities to Review Procedures for Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sterilizing Reusable Medical Devices
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are providing this update to cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing procedures.
CRE and Shigella sonnei Outbreak Investigations
Two very important updates regarding CRE and Shigella sonnei outbreak investigations.
Covers for Hospital Bed Mattresses: Learn How to Keep Them Safe
These recommendations are based on guidelines for environmental infection control in health care facilities issued by the CDC.