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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.

UK delivers clear face masks to support those with hearing loss

UK delivers clear face masks to support those with hearing loss

The UK Government is delivering 250,000 clear face masks to help support those with hearing loss and those who use lip-reading and facial expressions...
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COVID-19 antibody testing ‘the only safe pathway’

UK company Testing For All has launched a large scale finger-prick COVID-19 antibody testing kit aimed at providing accessibility and affordability for UK workers. Testing...
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Revolutionary hand sanitiser provides optimum infection protection

Northern Irish life sciences and biomedical firm Torax Biosciences has produced a unique new hand sanitiser guaranteed to kill 99.99% of viruses and bacteria. The...
New infection control service launched for Canadian healthcare facilities

New infection control service launched for Canadian healthcare facilities

A national infection prevention and control service has been launched in Canada to help stop the spread of infections in healthcare facilities. QM Environmental, a...
IoT and infection control experts team up for a safe workplace

IoT and infection control experts team up for a safe workplace

Internet of Things Inc. has teamed up with infection prevention and control experts to help create safer workplaces. Internet of Things Inc., a software and...
European Commission concludes talks to expand COVID-19 vaccine portfolio

European Commission concludes talks for COVID-19 vaccine portfolio

The European Commission has recently concluded exploratory talks to purchase 225 million doses of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. The European Commission talks with CureVac follow positive...
Contract tracing ineffective at containing COVID-19 spread

Contact tracing ineffective at containing COVID-19 spread

Contact tracing apps used to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are unlikely to be effective without proper uptake and support from control measures. A new...
Breakthrough finding shows children are silent spreaders of COVID-19

Breakthrough finding shows children are silent spreaders of COVID-19

A new study has provided critical data that shows children play a large role in the community spread of COVID-19. The comprehensive paediatric study, carried...
Expert warns that winter conditions could cause COVID-19 increase

Expert warns that winter conditions could cause COVID-19 increase

Winter weather conditions could cause a higher risk of COVID-19 infection according to an epidemiological expert. The winter weather condition of low humidity could cause...
UK to boost national testing for new COVID-19 insights

UK to boost national testing for new COVID-19 insights

The UK will be expanding national testing for COVID-19 in the general population in order to provide extensive, weekly data on the spread of...
Infection control guidance resource for home care providers

Infection control guidance resource for home care providers

The UK Government has created a guidance resource on infection control measures for those providing home care. The resource has been collated for care providers...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and COVID-19

HEQ explores the CDC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With infection rates in many states still well above public safety standards set by the World...

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