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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.

Controlling spread of COVID-19 infection indoors needs to be a priority

Controlling spread of COVID-19 infection indoors needs to be a priority

Experts have said that controlling the spread of the COVID-19 infection indoors should be ‘the next front of the battle against the virus’. Experts from...
Evidence on optimal use of PPE and physical distancing to stop COVID-19

Evidence on optimal use of PPE and physical distancing to stop COVID-19

A new, comprehensive review has provided evidence for the first time on the optimal use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and physical distancing to...
‘Deep concern’ over care home Infection Control package

‘Deep concern’ over care home Infection Control fund

The director of ADASS has warned of the ‘deep concern’ raised by confusion over the £600m Infection Control fund recently announced by the UK...
Breakthrough ultraviolet light development could help kill COVID-19 virus

Breakthrough ultraviolet light development could help kill COVID-19 virus

Ultraviolet (UV) light is a commonly used method for killing bacteria, but could it help with disinfecting areas contaminated with COVID-19? A breakthrough discovery...
Urgent infection control reform needed in hospitals worldwide

Urgent infection control reform needed in hospitals worldwide

Infection control reform in hospitals and care homes across the globe is needed urgently, say experts. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges for healthcare...
Government issues COVID-19 workplace infection control guidance

Government issues COVID-19 workplace infection control guidance

Following the launch of the Government’s test and trace service, it has issued COVID-19 infection control guidance for the workplace. From today people in England...
Local authorities to work with NHS to contain COVID-19 infections

Local authorities to work with NHS to contain COVID-19 infections

Local UK authorities will work alongside the NHS and stakeholders to develop tailored outbreak control plans in a bid to contain COVID-19 infections. Local authorities...
Infection control market expected to reach €26.63bn by 2025

Infection control market expected to reach €26.63bn by 2025

Analysis has shown that the infection control market is expected of reach in excess of USD €26.63bn by 2025. The infection control market expected to...
Government risks second COVID-19 spike if schools re-open says SAGE

Government risks second COVID-19 spike if schools re-open says SAGE

The independent SAGE committee has stated that schools should not re-open on June 1 because there is ‘no clear evidence’ that it is safe...
Radiation oncology clinics seeing fewer patients despite infection control

Radiation oncology clinics seeing fewer patients despite infection control

Healthcare systems across the world are taking infection control measures in order to continue providing care services to patients in need. A new study,...
UV infection control market to reach €477.49m globally by 2027

UV infection control market to reach €477.49m globally by 2027

A new report has shown that the UV infection control market is set to grow to USD $524.8m (€477.49m) globally by 2027 at 6.5%...
What is included in the the UK’s £600m Infection Control package?

What is included in the the UK’s £600m infection control package?

Last week UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, pledged a £600m infection control package for care homes. The ringfenced infection control package, introduced to tackle the...
COVID-19: controlling infections in CT exam areas

COVID-19: controlling infections in CT exam areas

Controlling infections can be difficult in tight spaces. In a new article, radiologists from Shanghai have highlighted the measures taken during CT examination processes...
UK Government pledges £600m for infection control in care homes

UK Government pledges £600m for infection control in care homes

Boris Johnson has today pledged £600m in funding for infection control in care homes. Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions today, the British Prime Minister, Boris...
HSE advises healthcare workers to ensure RPE is correctly fitted

HSE advises healthcare workers to ensure RPE is correctly fitted

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) wants to ensure all healthcare workers are protected through the proper fitting of Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE). Britain’s national...
Telehealth and coronavirus: reducing the impact of the pandemic

Telehealth and coronavirus: reducing the impact of the pandemic

In a time of restricted movement, caring for patients can pose a number of challenges. However, telehealth is revolutionising how we practice care, and...
EpiGUARD: providing solutions for medical isolation and transportation

EpiGuard: providing solutions for medical isolation and transportation

EpiGuard offers solutions for medical isolation and transport systems that can help ease the burden on healthcare systems during disease pandemics and outbreaks. Established by...
Are face masks useful for stopping the spread of COVID-19?

Are face masks useful for stopping the spread of COVID-19?

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe face masks are in high demand – but are they effective? COVID-19 is arguably a preventable disease,...
SureWash: safe hand hygiene encouraged by augmented reality apps

SureWash: safe hand hygiene encouraged by augmented reality apps

SureWash, the Irish tech company, have stepped into the world of augmented reality apps and launched an interactive software system helping to promote safe...
Protecting the older population from the threat of coronavirus

Protecting the older population from the threat of coronavirus

What are we doing to protect the older population from the threat of coronavirus and other dangerous infectious diseases? The Soapy hygiene micro-station may...

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