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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.

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 through indoor air

Preventing airborne transmission of COVID-19

Researchers have said that more attention needs to be given to indoor air in facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes in order to...
specialist COVID-19 patient care

Specialist COVID-19 patient care for those with long-term symptoms

Specialist help is being made available for long COVID patients at 69 clinics, across England. NHS England provided £10m  for the assessment centres, which are...
COVID-19 influenza

Data confirms higher death rate for COVID-19 than seasonal influenza

Data from over 130,000 hospitalised patients confirms that COVID-19 leads to more severe illness and higher death rates than seasonal influenza
BMJ says Christmas COVID-19 rules will overwhelm healthcare services

Christmas COVID-19 rules will overwhelm healthcare services

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) and the Health Service Journal (HSJ) have stated that the new COVID-19 Christmas rules will overwhelm the NHS. In order...
LED light shown to kill COVID-19 in a global first study

LED light shown to kill COVID-19 in a global first study

A first of its kind study has found that UV-LED light emitting diodes are effective at killing the coronaviruses. A team of researchers have proved...
Can vaccines truly bring COVID-19 under control?

Can vaccines truly bring COVID-19 under control?

In order to truly bring COVID-19 under control, vaccines must prevent infection, disease progression, and transmission, say experts. In a new editorial published in the...
Supporting schools to reopen and prepare for COVID-19 resurgences

Supporting schools to re-open and prepare for COVID-19 resurgences

The World Health Organization (WHO) has created a new checklist that will help schools to re-open and prepare for possible COVID-19 resurgences. The checklist contains...
Report calls for urgent action to drive down surgical site infections

Report calls for urgent action to drive down surgical site infections

The ‘Time to Act’ report has highlighted that one in 20 patients who undergo a surgical procedure in the NHS contract a surgical site...
Hope for UK to return to “normal” with new NHS Test and Trace strategy

Hope for UK to return to “normal” with new NHS Test and Trace strategy

In a bid to protect people’s health and continue to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a new strategy for the NHS test...
Assessing impact of international travel restrictions on COVID-19 spread

Assessing impact of international travel restrictions on COVID-19 spread

The first study to assess the global impact of international travel restrictions on the COVID-19 pandemic has suggested that they may only be effective...
covid-19 during winter

“Staying safe from COVID-19 during winter”: the European Commission adopts new strategy

The European Commission has adopted a “staying safe from COVID-19 during winter” strategy for managing the pandemic over the coming winter months.
Disinfecting CT scanners with ultraviolet light

Disinfecting CT scanners with Ultraviolet Light

A team of scientists are looking at utilising ultraviolet light (UV light) in order to disinfect the inner bore of CT scanning machines. Due to...
Families to be reunited with care home residents by Christmas

Families to be reunited with care home residents by Christmas

A million new COVID-19 tests are to be sent out to care providers over the next month, which will allow for families to be...
New COVID-19 infection control approach is needed to keep schools open

New COVID-19 infection control approach is needed to keep schools open

Governments are being urged rethink policies on COVID-19 infection control if primary schools are to be kept open this winter. Schools across the country have...
COVID-19: understanding the aerodynamics of infectious disease

COVID-19: understanding the aerodynamics of infectious disease

Countries across the globe have implemented measures such as social distancing and mask wearing in order to reduce COVID-19 transmission, but as the weather...
European Commission steps up rapid COVID-19 testing

European Commission steps up rapid COVID-19 testing

The European Commission will be stepping up rapid COVID-19 antigen testing and support to increase testing capacity. The move follows the European Commission's recommendation to...
Mental health, COVID-19 and the workplace

Mental health, COVID-19 and the workplace

The UK’s Health and Safety Executive speaks to HEQ about COVID-19 and mental health at work. With the COVID-19 pandemic still nowhere close to a...
COVID-19 and infection control in Europe

COVID-19 and infection control in Europe

ECDC experts Dr Agoritsa Baka and Dr Diamantis Plachouras tell HEQ about public health planning infection control policy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Centre...
Families to visit loved ones in care homes with regular COVID-19 testing

Families to visit loved ones in care homes with regular COVID-19 testing

The UK Government is launching a new pilot to enable family members to see their loved ones in care homes with regular COVID-19 testing. The...
routine testing

Routine testing patients for COVID-19 before major surgery could save lives

A new study, led by researchers at the University of Birmingham, revealed that routine testing patients for COVID-19 before major surgery could reduce the risk of respiratory complications and save lives.

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