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Workers' Compensation: Germs at the Office Are Often Found on Keyboards and at Coffee Stations | Workers Compensation (Blog)

It's almost that time of year when you ever-so-slowly inch away from the person with the hacking cough and infectious sneeze.
Turns out it's pretty hard to avoid the germs of your co-workers, even the ones you don't know personally. Just one door contaminated with a virus spreads the germ to about half the surfaces and hands of about half the employees in the office within four hours, according to a study at the University of Arizona, in Tucson. Germs traveled through the office just as quickly when the researchers infected a single person with the artificial virus.



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Hot and Getting Hotter | Arizona Public Media

The 2014 National Climate Assessment states Arizona’s weather will be getting hotter and drier. University of Arizona’s Gregg Garfin discusses the report and Dr. Ralph Fregosi, professor in the UA’s physiology department of neuroscience explains what that means to people who work outdoors.

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How to Get through Flu Season without Taking a Single Sick Day | Men's Health

How to Get through Flu Season without Taking a Single Sick Day | Men's Health | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Beware of sniffling coworkers. Once a doorknob is contaminated with a virus, it's only a matter of hours before the germs spread to half of the surfaces in a building, finds a new University of Arizona study.


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UofA Research Confirms Effectiveness Of Hand Sanitizer | KJZZ (Radio-Tempe)

Research recently published from the University of Arizona confirms what you may have been suspecting all along, hand sanitizers really do cut down on germs in the workplace.
A virus on an office door handle can spread to more than half the people working in a room within a few hours. Those rates were cut in half when people used hand and workplace sanitizers on handles and desktops. 
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Evolutionary Biology is Not Just for Textbooks Anymore | Medindia

Evolutionary Biology is Not Just for Textbooks Anymore | Medindia | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Solving global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss requires evolutionary thinking, argues a new study published online in Science Express.
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Germs Spread Through Offices in Just a Few Hours: Study | Newsmax Health

Feeling under the weather? Calling in sick is not only best for your health, but also the health of your co-workers.


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This Is How Ridiculously Fast Office Germs Spread | Inc. Magazine

Flu season will soon be here, and with it come the microscopic germs that people in close quarters so desperately--and in many cases unsuccessfully--try to avoid.



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The cold war at work | Chicago (IL) Tribune

Others can worry about Ebola. I'm worried about the office cold.

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UA researcher receives grant from Susan G. Komen foundation | KOLD (TV-Channel 13 Tucson)

Dr. Jessica Miller, from the U of A will have $450,000 to investigate the cause of chronic pain associated with certain drugs used to treat breast cancer.
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How Fast Can a Virus Spread? Faster Than You Think | MSN Healthy Living

How Fast Can a Virus Spread? Faster Than You Think | MSN Healthy Living | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Researchers sampled a range of surfaces including light switches, bed rails, countertops, sink tap handles, and push buttons. They found that between 40 and 60 percent of the surfaces were contaminated within two to four hours.



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To tackle diverse global problems, look to evolutionary biology | Davis Enterprise

Evolutionary biology techniques can and must be used to help solve global challenges in agriculture, medicine and environmental sciences, advises a nine-member global team led by an evolutionary ec...
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Hand quicker than sneeze in spreading disease | Calgary (CA) Herald

Hand quicker than sneeze in spreading disease | Calgary (CA) Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Viruses can spread from a single doorknob to 40 to 60 per cent of surfaces and people in a building in just a few hours, according to a new study.
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A single doorknob can contaminate up to 60 percent of people in a building in 4 hours | Philly (PA) News

Viruses can spread from a single doorknob to 40 to 60 percent of surfaces and people in a building in just a few hours, according to a new study.


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How Killer Bees Kill | Discovery New

How Killer Bees Kill | Discovery New | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

A landscaper who accidentally disturbed a hidden hive of Africanized honebees, a.k.a. "killer bees," as he was working in a yard in Arizona died after the bees attacked and stung him on Tuesday



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Most tweeted foods, state by state | Fox News

Most tweeted foods, state by state | Fox News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

America’s regional cuisine includes a diversity of tastes, but new research shows which foods people in each state like to talk about --at least on Twitter.



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Experts Share How to Prevent Spread of Disease in Schools, Buses | School Transportation News

For months, Americans have seen images of Ebola patients in Africa on the news, but now there are two cases on our soil, one in Nebraska and one in Texas. The latter case is considered more troubling because last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and officials in Texas determined the ill person had direct contact with up to 80 people — including five schoolchildren.



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Paul Brierley to Lead Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture | UA@Work

Paul Brierley to Lead Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture | UA@Work | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Brierley will oversee its research activities and support the Yuma agricultural industry.
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Livelihoods washed away by toxic spill in Sonora | Arizona Daily Star

Livelihoods washed away by toxic spill in Sonora | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The water rushes along both sides of the lush green mountains teaming with ocotillo, mesquite trees, and even some organ pipe cactus. It is life to the towns in the Sonora valley.



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Germs are spreading through your office like wildfire | Daily Times (Pakistan)

You most likely know that your office is a Petri dish of vile contagions, particularly during cold and flu season. But what you might find surprising is just how quickly and how far those germs can spread throughout the cubicles — reaching up to 60 percent of workers, visitors, and commonly touched objects within just four hours.


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Armonk Workers: Beware Of These Office Hotspots For Spreading Germs | The Armonk (NY) Daily Voice

With flu season fast approaching, the difference between being bed-ridden for weeks and staying healthy can often come down ...

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Forget Ebola, there are more disgusting dangers lurking around your office | MarketWatch

Forget Ebola, there are more disgusting dangers lurking around your office | MarketWatch | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

With the shocking news that Ebola was diagnosed in the U.S., many Americans are worried about getting sick when they come into contact with strangers. But while that worry is understandable, it may be more familiar surroundings (namely, the office you’re probably sitting in right now) that are the more likely culprit of your next illness.



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Evolutionary biology: It's not just for textbooks anymore | Bright Surf

Solving global challenges in food security, emerging diseases and biodiversity loss requires evolutionary thinking, argues a new study published online in Science Express that was co-authored by Bruce Tabashnik of the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
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About Health: You Will Not Believe How Quickly a Virus Can Spread in Your Office | About Health Info (Blog)

About Health: You Will Not Believe How Quickly a Virus Can Spread in Your Office | About Health Info (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Well this news will make you want to quarantine yourself inside your cubicle: Viruses can spread through buildings in just a few short hours, according to a new study presented at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Raise your hand if you have the sudden urge to take a hot shower!

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Viruses can spread through buildings in just hours, study finds | Health Research Report

Public Release: 8-Sep-2014 Using tracer viruses, researchers found that contamination of just a single doorknob or table top results in the spread of viruses throughout office buildings, hotels, an...
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You Will Not Believe How Quickly a Virus Can Spread in Your Office | Health News

You Will Not Believe How Quickly a Virus Can Spread in Your Office | Health News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Here’s how to protect yourself. Well this news will make you want to quarantine yourself inside your cubicle: Viruses can spread through buildings in just a few short hours, according to a new study presented at the 54th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Raise your hand if you have the sudden urge to take a hot shower! Researchers from the University of Arizona wanted to trace how quickly contamination of norovirus (most commonly known as the stomach flu) spread across buildings like offices, schools, and hotels. 

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