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Film Series Tells Andersen Sterilizers’ Story of Innovation & Disruption

Andersen is pleased to be featured in the world premiere of “Beyond the Tour” – a film series produced by Beyond Clean, highlighting stories of innovation and disruption in the healthcare industry that deserve to be told. In this premiere episode, Andersen takes viewers behind-the-scenes to reveal the processes, technology, culture and innovation that has made it a leader in 100% ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization for more than 62 years. MORE…

SARS-CoV-2 in animals

The story of COVID-19’s impact in animals continues to evolve rapidly. Our friends at the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) have just released this updated informational page regarding “SARS-CoV-2 in animals.” – Andersen

American Veterinary Medical Association – On April 22, the CDC announced the first National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL)-confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in two pet cats. These are the first pets in the United States to test positive for SARS-CoV-2. Currently we have no information that suggests that pets might be a source of infection for people with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. MORE…

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Plague-Infected Prairie Dogs Cause Parks to Close Near Denver

Smithsonian — In late July, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service shut down the 15,000-acre Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge north of the city when fleas infected with the plague bacterium Yersinia pestis were found in the refuge’s black-tailed prairie dog colonies. “We are closing trails and spraying an insecticide to kill fleas in plague-affected areas where there might be humans.” MORE…

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