Infection Control

Celebrating Hand Hygiene Day Is Good for Your Health

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Disinfection keeps our environment clean. Social distancing allows us to stay clear of those who are contagious. Then there is the use of barrier protection, such as masks, gloves, and yes, condoms, to prevent any chance of a pathogen from harming us. But the best and by far the easiest is a short and sweet practice known as hand hygiene.

Stopping Ebola Requires Commitment and Compliance

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.13.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The recent news of yet another American case of Ebola in Dallas is without a doubt concerning. To stop Ebola, whether in a Dallas hospital or the affected countries in West Africa, what is needed is not only compliance, but also commitment.

Why Germs in Space Are a Nightmare

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg During the second mission to the moon in 1969, Apollo 12, the crew brought back a camera that had been sent some two and a half years earlier. When they returned, the camera underwent extensive testing including microbiological analysis. Much to their surprise, they found a colony of earthly bacteria; apparently the microbes had survived the inhospitable lunar environment.

How Safe Is That Tattoo You're Getting?

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.14.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The zenith of popularity of any given human activity is the creation of a reality television series based on the practice. This week, tattooing took centre stage as the show Ink Master began its second season. I reached out to tattoo artist Lizzie Renaud, who owns the Toronto-based Speakeasy Tattoo and asked her perspective on the concept of safety in the Tattoo Shop.