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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.

point-of-care testing

Answering healthcare needs with point-of-care testing

With its advanced point-of-care testing abilities, the LumiraDx platform is enhancing the delivery of care for both patients and healthcare practitioners. Founded in 2014, LumiraDx...
The importance of environmental testing

The importance of environmental testing

Nova Biologicals outlines the importance of environmental testing to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria and protect public health. Among the various forms of microbiological...
mosquito nets

Mosquito nets prevent 40% of child deaths from malaria

A groundbreaking 22-year study has unveiled the effectiveness of mosquito nets, finding that the relatively inexpensive malaria prevention equipment can significantly increase a child’s...
acute infection

Inflammatix: Advancing diagnostics for acute infection and sepsis

Inflammatix explores the unmet needs associated with the diagnosis of acute infection and sepsis and how new diagnostic technologies are helping to improve the...
UV-C air disinfection

UV-C air disinfection: A powerful weapon for combatting airborne diseases

Troy Cowan, coordinator of the Ultraviolet Working Group at the International Ultraviolet Association outlines the integral role of UV-C air disinfection in fighting the...
‘Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a slow tsunami’

‘Antimicrobial resistance is a slow tsunami’

University of Oxford’s Professor Timothy Walsh reflects on the lack of immediacy and accountability in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and why bolder...
COVID infection

500 days of COVID-19: Scientists discover world’s longest COVID infection

UK researchers have discovered the world's longest COVID infection, identifying a patient that carried the disease for a total of 505 days. Performed by experts...
Using machine learning to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Using machine learning to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Experts from the University of Nottingham have developed software that can identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria transmitted between humans, animals and the environment. The groundbreaking software combines...
air pollutants

Air pollutants elevate the risk of COVID-19 infection

Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet have identified that high levels of air pollutants can increase the risk of catching COVID-19, revealing unprecedented dangers of...
Can a smartwatch track COVID-19 symptoms?

Can a smartwatch track COVID-19 symptoms?

A new study reveals that a smartwatch can track the progression of COVID-19 symptoms and can even indicate how sick you become. The research team...
Fitness bands reveal physiological responses to the COVID-19 vaccine

Fitness bands reveal physiological responses to the COVID-19 vaccine

Researchers from Scripps Research finds data from fitness bands and other wearable devices can track physiological response to the COVID-19 vaccination. The research team analysed...
blood infections

CAST-R automated technology identifies optimal antibiotics for blood infections

Scientists in China have developed an automated system that expertly pinpoints the best antibiotics for treating blood infections, a potentially life-saving innovation that will...
Monitoring handwashing effectiveness with UV-light

Monitoring handwashing effectiveness with UV-light

Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) have developed a luminescent hydroalcoholic gel aimed at monitoring the quality of disinfection following handwashing. There are...
Virus Outbreak

CDC data aids in reducing future virus outbreak risks

A research team from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released data regarding COVID-19 among healthcare professionals and explained how...
 Could gonorrhoea be treated with an existing meningitis vaccine?

 Could gonorrhoea be treated with an existing meningitis vaccine?

There could be new hope for untreatable gonorrhoea in the form of an existing meningitis vaccine, according to findings in The Lancet Infectious Diseases...
Covid vaccine hesitancy

The drivers of Covid vaccine hesitancy revealed

A study performed by Canadian researchers has highlighted the causes of Covid vaccine hesitancy among older adults – a group known to be at...
Infectious Disease

Novel method to reduce risk of infectious disease in the elderly

A research team from the University of California has developed a method to reduce the risk of the elderly developing an infectious disease. Why are...
vaccine safety

Scientists use smart sensors to assess vaccine safety accurately

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) have utilised smart sensors to evaluate vaccine safety for the first time ever, an innovation that looks to...
COVID-19 pandemic led to increased levels of depression and loneliness

COVID-19 pandemic led to increased levels of depression and loneliness

A new report on social isolation has discovered that depression and loneliness levels increased among older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. The link between poorer...
hand hygiene compliance

Maintaining levels of hand hygiene compliance post-pandemic

As the threat of COVID-19 becomes less heavily felt, how can levels of hand hygiene compliance be maintained? Health Europa put the question to Linda...

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