Friday, May 7, 2021

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.

Chemical resistance of Tedlar PVF films

Chemical resistance of Tedlar PVF films

Tedlar’s pioneering PVF film technology is creating a safer and more sustainable environment for industries including transportation, electronics and healthcare. DuPont™ Tedlar® is a versatile...
‘Clean between each vaccine’: interventions could make vaccination safer

‘Clean between each vaccine’: interventions could make vaccination safer

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, European governments have encouraged us to stay well apart – so how can we now come together to safely roll...
hand hygiene demographic trends

Demographic trends in hand hygiene

Health Europa speaks with COPE Initiative Project Lead Mark Czeisler about demographic trends in hand hygiene and its significance in infection control.
Killing microorganisms with ultra-shortwave UV light

Killing microorganisms with ultra-shortwave UV light

A novel LED irradiation system developed by the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut aims to kill microorganisms with ultra-shortwave UV light – without side effects. Dr Sven Einfeldt...
Infection prevention and control during COVID-19

Infection prevention and control during COVID-19

Jennie Wilson, Vice President of the Infection Prevention Society, speaks to HEQ about the key challenges facing infection prevention and control teams. Jennie Wilson, interview...
Tackling tackling drug-resistant infections

Tackling drug-resistant infections: from evidence to action

Dr Ghada Zoubiane and Georgiana-Simona Baciu of the International Centre for AMR Solutions explore the risks posed by antimicrobial resistance, as well as how to tackle drug-resistant infections.
Innovation in hand hygiene: automated touch-free handwashing

Innovation in hand hygiene: automated touch-free handwashing

CleanTech automated touch-free handwashing technology removes more than 99.9% of pathogens while saving time and resources. The World Health Organization (WHO) has described hand hygiene...
New guidance for prevention and control of T-lymphotropic virus type 1

New guidance for prevention and control of T-lymphotropic virus type 1

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) has put forward strategies for the global prevention and control of Human T-lymphotropic virus type...
Quantifying the transmission risk of airborne viruses indoors and outdoors

Quantifying the transmission risk of airborne viruses indoors and outdoors

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have developed a tool that can help to quantify the dynamics of how aerosols travel from one...
Exploring UVC disinfection safety concerns in light of COVID-19

Exploring UVC disinfection safety concerns in light of COVID-19

Dhaval Kate of Future Market Insights (FMI) explores the rise of the market for UVC technologies. This article will explore the stratospheric rise of the...
Improving water disinfection could help prevent antibiotic resistance spread

Improving water disinfection could help prevent antibiotic resistance spread

A team of scientists has revealed that improving disinfection in wastewater could help prevent the global spread of antibiotic resistance, which poses a major...
Data confirms vaccines are effective in reducing COVID-19 severity

Data confirms vaccines are effective in reducing COVID-19 severity

New data from Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed that the COVID-19 vaccines in use in the UK are effective at reducing the severity...
post-transplant infection

New treatment strategy to fight post-transplant infection

Scientists have discovered a potential treatment to protect immunocompromised patients from cytomegalovirus, a serious post-transplant infection.
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine provides protection from first dose

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine provides protection from first dose

The first independent analysis in the UK of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has shown it is effective against COVID-19 from the first dose. The data from...
Understanding COVID-19 transmission in lower temperatures

Understanding COVID-19 transmission in lower temperatures

A new study has shown that lower daily temperatures led to higher COVID-19 infection rates in 50 Northern hemisphere countries. Understanding of the impact of...
Controlled visits for UK care home residents

Controlled visits for UK care home residents

The UK government has announced that controlled visits will be allowed in care homes to enable people to safely see their loved ones as...
COVID-19 and the fight against antimicrobial resistance

COVID-19 and the fight against antimicrobial resistance

Arlene Brailey, Patient Support Officer at Antibiotic Research UK, discusses the burden of antimicrobial resistance, COVID-19 and the need for targeted research.
Simulations reveal how air conditioning spreads COVID-19

Simulations reveal how air conditioning spreads COVID-19

A group of researchers have used advanced simulations to reveal how air conditioning contributes to the spread of COVID-19. Following a restaurant COVID-19 outbreak in...
Wearable devices detect COVID-19 symptoms before diagnosis

Wearable devices detect COVID-19 symptoms before diagnosis

A new study has explored the use of wearable devices to detect symptoms of COVID-19 and predict a patient’s diagnosis. Carried out by researchers at...
Surfacide UVC technology provides coronavirus disinfection

Surfacide UVC technology provides coronavirus disinfection

Why do patients and healthcare workers around the world choose Surfacide as a trusted partner in infection prevention? The overarching mission of Wisconsin-based UVC systems...

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