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Health Europa brings you the latest Infection Control News from across the field of European Health & Social Care. We take a look into the disciplines concerned in the prevention of health-associated infection.

COVID-19 virus can reactivate myalgic encephalomyelitis

COVID-19 virus can reactivate myalgic encephalomyelitis

According to researchers from Linköping University COVID-19 can reactivate viruses that had become latent in cells, particularly in people with myalgic encephalomyelitis. Severe, long-term fatigue,...
Preventing nervous system damage after COVID-19

Preventing nervous system damage after COVID-19 

Researchers from the University of Basel have identified new biomarkers that can prevent nervous system damage after exposure to COVID-19. Coronavirus does not infect nerve...

Lack of computer access linked to poor adolescent mental health during COVID 

University of Cambridge researchers have found that lack of computer access was linked to poorer young people and adolescent mental health during COVID-19 lockdowns.  The...
Increasing children’s vaccines with effective vaccine strategies

Increasing children’s vaccines with effective vaccine strategies

A new study has found that increasing children’s vaccines in sub-Saharan Africa could reduce the chance of fatal disease infection. A research team from the...
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Towards the next Council conclusions: are we doing enough for adult immunisation?

Ahead of a meeting between EU health ministers on vaccination policy in November this year, Mariano Votta and Daniela Quaggia from the Active Citizenship...
Revolutionary X-ray technology reveals long COVID and pulmonary fibrosis link 

Revolutionary X-ray technology reveals long COVID and pulmonary fibrosis link 

UCL researchers have co-developed new X-ray technology that identified a link between long COVID damage and pulmonary fibrosis.   A high-energy X-ray technique named Hierarchical Phase-Contrast...
Experts are working towards reducing surgical site infection  

Experts are working towards reducing surgical site infections

New research by the University of Birmingham sets out ways to provide safer surgery by minimising surgical site infections.   Surgical care experts revealed two studies...
The organic compound capable of killing Pseudomonas aeruginosa

The organic compound capable of killing Pseudomonas aeruginosa 

Pseudomonas aeruginosa, often found in hospital patients, is a harmful bacterium that causes infections in the blood, lungs, and other body parts after surgery. Researchers...
Regular exercise may improve the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine 

Regular exercise may improve the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine 

Regular exercise may boost the effectiveness of the COVID-19 jab, with the likelihood of serious infection increasing with a lack of physical activity carried...
Reducing the risk of airborne infection

Reducing the risk of airborne infection

Following the first real-world study which examined the reduction of HAIs using air cleaning systems, Air Purity explains how its adaptive, next-generation disinfection units...
The impact of infectious diseases on the ageing population

The impact of infectious diseases on the ageing population

Roz Bekker, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Janssen EMEA, discusses solutions for older adults and their needs when tackling infectious diseases. Older adults are an under-served...

Over 10 million people receive their COVID-19 booster 

New data from NHS England has revealed that over 10 million people have received their COVID-19 booster.  The NHS has recently welcomed more people to...
NHS secures new deal for life-changing HIV drugs

NHS secures new deal for life-changing HIV drugs

NHS England has announced they have secured new deals for HIV drugs, leading the way to stop new cases of HIV before 2030. In a...
NHS rolls out new online site for booking monkeypox vaccines 

NHS rolls out new online site for booking monkeypox vaccines 

The NHS has launched a new online monkeypox vaccine site finder to make it easy for eligible people to book their immunisation.  Monkeypox is a...
The rise of the monkeypox virus

The rise of monkeypox virus

Health Europa Quarterly explores the origins of the monkeypox virus which has been dominating headlines in recent months following an uptick in cases. Since May...
Two-dose cholera vaccine strategy suspended by ICG

Two-dose cholera vaccine strategy suspended by ICG 

The International Coordinating Group (ICG), which manages emergency vaccine supplies has temporarily suspended their standard two-dose cholera vaccine strategy in response to the global...
The role of air purification in healthcare and beyond

The role of air purification in healthcare and beyond

Digital editor, Monet Bailey examines the evolving role of air purification technology, particularly in the area of infection control. Air purification technology rose in popularity...
A healthy diet helped prevent anxiety and depression during COVID 

A healthy diet helped prevent anxiety and depression during COVID 

A new report has found that a healthy diet and avoiding the news led to reduced anxiety and depression during COVID.   In a report by...
Symptoms of COVID-19 are associated with poor mental health

Symptoms of COVID-19 are associated with poor mental health

A new study from King’s College London found that symptoms of COVID-19 are associated with worse mental health and lower life satisfaction. The study is...
Monkeypox spreads widely within specialist hospital isolation rooms

Monkeypox spreads widely within specialist hospital isolation rooms

A new study has found that the monkeypox virus can be shed into the surrounding environment by infected people, specifically from infected skin particles...

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