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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.

New NHS programme aims to provide Hepatitis C treatment

New NHS programme aims to provide Hepatitis C treatment

A new NHS screening pilot will give thousands of people the opportunity to access hepatitis C treatment. Hepatitis C is a virus that infects the...
RSV vaccine

New RSV vaccine demonstrates excellent protection

A new RSV vaccine has been shown to provide robust protection against infection in a rodent study at Boston Children's Hospital. The research was performed...
£90m investment into NHS clinics to treat long COVID symptoms

£90m investment into NHS clinics to treat long COVID symptoms

The NHS will fund specialist clinics dedicated to treating long COVID symptoms as part of the long COVID action plan. The latest announcement from the...
a covid vaccine patch

New COVID vaccine patch fights variants better than needles

A COVID vaccine patch could be more effective than the traditional needle vaccine at fighting COVID variants. An emerging study by the University of Queensland...
Hair and libido loss are now symptoms of long COVID

Hair and libido loss are now symptoms of long COVID

A new study has found that hair loss and sexual dysfunction are significant symptoms of long COVID. As time passes, the list of symptoms of...
New COVID-19 rapid test provides results in 23 minutes

New COVID-19 rapid test provides results in 23 minutes

Researchers have developed a low-cost, portable COVID-19 rapid test that provides results in 23 minutes. Two teams from Columbia Engineering and Rover diagnostics have joined...
Are drones the future of delivering COVID-19 tests?

Are drones the future of delivering COVID-19 tests?

Researchers analysed whether drone delivery is an efficient method of delivering COVID-19 tests to limit contact between the public. Texas A&M University School of Public...
Scientists find risk factors for long COVID in children

Scientists find risk factors for long COVID in children

In a new study, researchers revealed how certain factors influence the risk of long COVID in children. Long COVID is a term given to COVID...
Accelerated monkeypox vaccine rollout in London

Accelerated monkeypox vaccine rollout in London

Monkeypox vaccine rollout will be accelerated by the NHS in London, vaccinating high-risk patients. Monkeypox is a rare infection commonly found in west or central...
NHS staff

Vaccine rollout prevented 10% of Covid infections in NHS staff

New research suggests that the rapid vaccine rollout in the UK prevented 10% of Covid infections among NHS staff. Evidence shows that the Covid vaccine...
antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria increased by feeding dogs raw meat

A research team at the University of Bristol has discovered that feeding dogs raw meat may increase the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Evidence from two...
drug-resistant infections

WHO: Vaccines key to combatting drug-resistant infections crisis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that increasing vaccine development and access will be a crucial weapon in the fight against drug-resistant infections. Antimicrobial...
Covid infection increases the risk of mental health and financial problems

Covid infection increases the risk of mental health and financial problems

Adults aged 52 and over are more likely to develop mental health problems and financial difficulties after Covid infection. University College London researchers have found...
skin swab test

A skin swab test for COVID-19 could be on the horizon

A team of UK scientists has demonstrated that a skin swab test for COVID-19 may provide an effective and non-invasive method for diagnosing the...
zoonotic diseases

How tackling zoonotic diseases can prevent future pandemics

Experts from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have published the “One Health playbook”, which outlines strategies to tackle zoonotic diseases globally and prevent...
heart inflammation

Young men have highest risk of heart inflammation after COVID vaccine

Canadian researchers have identified that young males are at the highest risk of experiencing heart inflammation following mRNA COVID vaccination, although this is rare. The...
Long Covid patients are seeking experimental “blood washing” treatments

Long Covid patients are seeking experimental “blood washing” treatment

Long Covid patients are seeking “blood washing” treatment, an experimental therapy only available in private clinics abroad. Living with deliberating Long Covid symptoms is driving...
long COVID syndrome

New tool provides insights into Long COVID syndrome symptoms

With over 200 symptoms associated with long COVID syndrome, we spoke to Dr Sarah Hughes from the University of Birmingham about the significance of...
WHO: The integral part that vaccine development plays in tackling AMR

WHO: The integral part that vaccine development plays in tackling AMR

WHO outlines the importance of vaccine development to tackle the ongoing antimicrobial-resistant bacteria pandemic. In 2021, data revealed the current landscape of AMR. Resistant bacterial...
intermittent fasting diet

Intermittent fasting diet may protect from severe COVID-19 symptoms

A study from Intermountain Healthcare may have discovered a new benefit of the intermittent fasting diet, finding that it may protect from severe COVID-19...

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