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Understanding the impacts of Zika virus on microcephaly

Understanding the impacts of Zika virus on microcephaly

Approximately one-third of babies born to mothers infected with Zika virus during pregnancy are born with abnormalities such as microcephaly, according to new research. Children...
Adaptive trial launched to find flu treatment quickly

Adaptive trial launched to find flu treatment quickly

Imperial College London are launching a new nationwide trial to find effective flu treatment for hospitalised patients.  Record numbers of flu cases are expected this...
Air quality in healthcare: can HEPA devices help beat infections?

Air quality in healthcare: can HEPA devices help beat infections?

The importance of air quality and portable HEPA devices is discussed by infection prevention specialists GAMA Healthcare. After the outbreak of COVID-19, there has been...
The impacts of monkeypox on women

The impacts of monkeypox on women

An international collaboration of clinicians has published a new case study on the impacts of monkeypox infection on women during the 2022 outbreak.   The study,...
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...
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...
New tuberculosis treatment framework launched by WHO

New tuberculosis treatment framework launched by WHO 

A new framework to improve tuberculosis treatment is being launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) to reduce the burden of the disease. WHO’s framework...
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...
Researchers reveal the mechanisms behind acute kidney injury

Researchers reveal the mechanisms behind acute kidney injury

An interdisciplinary research team has used single-cell sequencing techniques to uncover the molecular processes associated with acute kidney injury. Acute kidney injury is a common...
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...
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...
Enhancing treatment efficacy and antigen delivery with Accum

Enhancing treatment efficacy and antigen delivery with Accum

Defence Therapeutics outlines the potential of their innovative AccumTM technology to improve intracellular antigen delivery and ultimately enhance treatments for cancer and infectious diseases. Defence...
Diagnostic technology is central to tackling pandemics

Diagnostic technology is central to tackling pandemics

“Supporting more widespread use of rapid diagnostic technology should be a central aim of efforts to tackle the next hidden pandemic” according to LumiraDx and the...
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...
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 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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