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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.

Hygiene matters: guarding patients against healthcare-acquired infections

Hygiene matters: guarding patients against healthcare-acquired infections

Ireland’s CMC Hygea Ltd has developed answers to some of the most pressing issues in preventing healthcare-acquired infections. Until recently, preoccupation with infection control matters...
Regular COVID-19 testing in care homes to be rolled out this week

Regular COVID-19 testing in care homes to be rolled out this week

The UK Government is to roll out regular COVID-19 testing for care home staff and residents this week. Care home staff will be tested weekly,...
covid-19 ultrasound

COVID-19 ultrasound research receives funding boost

US-based non-profit the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) has partnered with Fujifilm Sonosite, a point-of-care ultrasound provider, to drive research into COVID-19. Fujifilm Sonosite will contribute...
Infection control: ensuring addiction centres are safe during COVID-19

Infection control: ensuring addiction centres are safe during COVID-19

The UK Addiction Treatment Group has been implementing strict infection control measures to ensure people needing to use its rehabilitation centres can receive the...
COVID-19 infection control training launched for UK workforce

COVID-19 infection control training launched for UK workforce

An online employee infection control training and business certification programme that is helping beat COVID-19 in Australia has been launched in the UK. The COVID-19...
Controlling COVID-19: hand hygiene must be accessible to all

Controlling COVID-19: hand hygiene must be accessible to all

UNICEF and the World Health Organization have launched the ‘Hand Hygiene for All’ joint initiative to help control the spread of COVID-19. In a bid...
UK study will involve repeat COVID-19 testing in UK care homes

UK study will involve repeat COVID-19 testing in UK care homes

A new surveillance study to be carried out in the UK will offer 100 care homes repeat COVID-19 testing. The study aims to offer a...
Study shows 99.9% of coronaviruses killed by far-UVC light

Study shows 99.9% of coronaviruses killed by far-UVC light

A new study has shown that 99.9% of coronaviruses can be killed when exposed to far-UVC light. The study, carried out by researchers at Columbia...
New recommendations for releasing COVID-19 patients from isolation

New recommendations for releasing COVID-19 patients from isolation

The World Health Organization has released new recommendations for releasing COVID-19 patients from isolation. Care must be taken when releasing COVID-19 patients from isolation in...
Mobile intercom solution for self-isolating and reduced mobility elderly

Mobile intercom solution for self-isolating and reduced mobility elderly

An innovative new mobile intercom could offer a solution for elderly people who are self-isolating, and who live with mobility or sensory issues. Opening the...
Study reveals face masks are vital to control spread of COVID-19

Study reveals face masks are vital in controlling COVID-19 spread

A new study has revealed that the use of face masks is vital for controlling COVID-19 spread. Whether face masks are useful in controlling the...
UK scientists suggest two-step strategy to lift COVID-19 lockdowns

UK scientists suggest two-step strategy to lift COVID-19 lockdowns

Scientists have predicted the best strategy for lifting the COVID-19 lockdowns across Europe. Currently, many countries across the continent are lifting and relaxing COVID-19 lockdowns,...

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