Thursday, December 1, 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 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...
Genetic analysis could answer vital questions about Legionella bacteria 

Genetic analysis could answer vital questions about Legionella bacteria 

Routine water sampling and genomic sequencing of Legionella bacteria could identify the source of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks.   Legionnaires’ disease is a lung infection you can...
The teenage meningitis vaccine delivers herd immunity to all ages

The teenage meningitis vaccine delivers herd immunity to all ages

Researchers from the University of Oxford have found that the UK’s MenACWY meningitis vaccine programme generates herd protection protecting all age groups. In the new...
Transforming the way we diagnose patients through medical diagnostics

Transforming the way we diagnose patients through medical diagnostics

Claire Wallace outlines how advancing the use of medical diagnostics could improve the detection of diseases and delivery of care, but says we must...
A new discovery could lead to effective hepatitis B treatment

A new discovery could lead to effective hepatitis B treatment

A team of researchers from the University of Geneva have identified a key protein complex that could open the door to a new hepatitis...
How a malaria treatment is saving money and lives 

How a malaria treatment is saving money and lives 

The University of Bergen has found that a malaria treatment, prophylactic antimalarials (PDMC), is cost-effective and saves children’s lives.  In sub-Saharan Africa, young children become...
Improving face masks with ViraCoat’s Neutrapodal™️ technology

Improving face masks with ViraCoat’s Neutrapodal™️ technology

UK-based company, ViraCoat, has developed a virucidal, antiviral, and antimicrobial coating that can be embedded into the material used to make face masks. UK-based company,...
Breaking the silence on resistance to antibiotics

Breaking the silence on resistance to antibiotics

Though often referred to as the silent pandemic, the global consequences of antimicrobial resistance, including resistance to antibiotics, are becoming starkly apparent. Lorna Rothery...
Lassa fever could spread drastically in the coming decades

Lassa fever could spread drastically in the coming decades

A new study has suggested that temperature, rainfall, and the presence of pastureland may contribute to an increase in outbreaks Lassa fever in Africa...
New tool prioritises countries in need of COVID-19 vaccines

New tool prioritises countries in need of COVID-19 vaccines

A new scoring tool developed by the University College London (UCL) assesses which countries require COVID-19 vaccines most. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine inequalities were...
Metal-based antibiotics could be used to treat fungal infections

Metal-based antibiotics could be used as a fungal infection treatment

Researchers from the University of Bern have been developing new, metal-based drugs to treat fungal infections.   Over one billion people contract fungal infections each year....
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...
Dual action on wound infection from Colzyx

Dual action on wound infection from Colzyx

With its innovative technology that can simultaneously fight wound infection and actively promote healing, Colzyx is revolutionising approaches to wound care. Treating acute and chronic...
How can UVC light help to keep your staff and visitors safe

How can UVC light help to keep your staff and visitors safe

UK-based manufacturers, BiocareUV, discuss their Far UVC solution created to tackle harmful pathogens, viruses, and bacteria in minutes. As the world struggles with the aftermath...
Thermal imaging could improve hand hygiene in hospitals

Thermal imaging could improve hand hygiene in hospitals  

A new study has found that portable thermal imaging cameras may improve hand hygiene in health care professionals.   The pilot study, which was published in...
The current approach to measles vaccination is not working

The current approach to measles vaccination is not working

The current approach to measles vaccination is unlikely to eliminate the disease, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.   The research, which...
The COVID-19 pandemic and vulnerable adults: “Powerless, voiceless and choiceless”

The COVID-19 pandemic and vulnerable adults: “Powerless, voiceless and choiceless”

Lorna Rothery spoke to Dr Carolyn Wilson-Nash following her study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable adults and family caregivers. A new...
The NHS Autumn COVID booster is now available

The NHS Autumn COVID booster is now available

People aged 65 and over will be able to book their autumn COVID booster through the national booking system, as of 13 September.   This means...
The best approach to selecting disinfectant wipes

The best approach to selecting disinfectant wipes

GAMA Healthcare Ltd explores antimicrobial performance in the lab and on the ward, and what to look for when selecting disinfectant wipes. When it comes...

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