Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Infection Control News

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.

symptoms of monkeypox

New symptoms of monkeypox identified in UK outbreak

Researchers have discovered that patients’ symptoms of monkeypox in the current UK outbreak of the disease are different from those observed in previous outbreaks...
MRI technique shows the cause behind long Covid symptoms

MRI technique shows the cause behind long Covid symptoms

An innovative lung-imaging technique developed by Western University shows what potentially causes long Covid symptoms. Long Covid has been widely reported, and sufferers report symptoms...
variants of COVID

Llama nanobodies may protect against all variants of COVID

An international research team has discovered that immune particles in llama blood may provide robust protection from all variants of COVID and can potentially...
antibiotic resistant MRSA

Antibiotic-resistant MRSA can be transmitted from pigs to humans

Research from the University of Cambridge has discovered an antibiotic-resistant MRSA strain that can be transmitted from infected pigs to humans. The University of Cambridge...
Chemically modified plant compounds fight against hepatitis E virus

Chemically modified plant compounds fight against hepatitis E virus

In a search to find an effective drug for the hepatitis E virus, researchers discover a plant compound that prevents the replication of viruses. Researchers...
what is polio

What is polio? Everything you NEED to know

What is polio? Health Europa brings you everything you need to know about the disease, its origins, symptoms, how you can catch it, and...
Covid vaccines estimated to have prevented 19.8 million deaths in the first year

Covid vaccines prevented 19.8 million deaths in the first year

A modelling study has quantified that Covid vaccines have prevented 19.8 million out of a potential 31.4 million deaths in the first year. In the...
antimicrobial resistance

Advancing nurses’ expertise on antimicrobial resistance

Ber Oomen, executive director of the European Specialist Nurses Organisation spoke to Health Europa about the organisation’s AMR, vaccination and infection prevention focus group and...
typhoid fever

Typhoid fever bacteria increasingly resistant to antibiotics

Stanford University-led research has identified that bacteria causing typhoid fever are becoming progressively resistant to the antibiotics used to combat the infection. The novel research...
long COVID in children

Long COVID in children can last more than two months

A new extensive study suggests that long COVID symptoms in children aged up to 14 years can persist for at least two months following...
WHO: The development of new antibiotic treatments is stagnant

WHO: The development of new antibiotic treatments is stagnant

A WHO report highlights the lack of antibiotic treatment development and how this impacts the future of infection care. In the annual pipeline report by...
New study discovers a promising mushroom extract that clears HPV infection

New study discovers a promising mushroom extract that clears HPV infection

Research by the University of Texas has found a mushroom extract that supports the immune system in clearing HPV infections. The mushroom extract, known as...
antibiotic resistant bacteria

Monitoring antibiotic resistant bacteria with Artificial Intelligence

An international team of scientists has utilised Artificial Intelligence (AI) to monitor levels of antibiotic resistant bacteria around the world. The findings may help...
The future of an Epstein-Barr virus vaccine

The future of an Epstein-Barr virus vaccine

Concerning findings on the Epstein-Barr virus have led to urgency in efforts to develop the first vaccine. The Epstein-Barr virus usually appears in early childhood...
Severe COVID-19

1,000 genes discovered that may cause severe COVID-19

Scientists from the University of Sheffield and Stanford University have identified more than 1,000 genes that may increase the risk of severe COVID-19 infection. Previous...
Researchers develop a test to measure immunity to COVID-19

Researchers develop a test to measure immunity to COVID-19

A new rapid blood test created by Mount Sinai can measure the extent and duration of immunity to COVID-19. Researchers from Mount Sinai have developed...
aerosol vaccines

Inhaled aerosol vaccines may provide the most robust disease protection

Research conducted at McMaster University has identified that inhaled aerosol vaccines may provide more potent and longer-lasting protection from infectious diseases than nasal sprays. Nasal...
mRNA vaccines

New chemical process may help design mRNA vaccines for all diseases

A Japanese research team has pioneered a new all-chemical process that may significantly advance vaccine technology, enabling scientists to design mRNA vaccines for a...
pneumonia vaccine

Could a pneumonia vaccine be an effective way to prevent the infection?

Pneumonia threatens the lives of our most vulnerable members of society including children and older adults, but the risk of infection can be lessened...
new coronavirus

New coronavirus identified is common among bank voles

A team of scientists based in Sweden has made a groundbreaking discovery, identifying a new coronavirus that is prevalent in the bank vole population. The...

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