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Call for improvement in indoor infection control methods against COVID-19

Call for improvement in indoor infection control methods against COVID-19

A group of researchers are calling for a ‘paradigm shift’ in indoor infection control methods to combat airborne pathogens including COVID-19. The international group of...
blood clots

Recurring upper body blood clots caused by COVID-19

A novel study has identified the propensity for COVID-19 to generate the recurrence of blood clots in the upper body of patients for the...
UK implements new measures to control Indian COVID-19 variant

UK implements new measures to control Indian COVID-19 variant

The UK Government is implementing new measures to control the spread of the Indian COVID-19 variant – known as B1.617.2 – which is beginning...
tuberculosis

Making strides towards a world without tuberculosis

Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director of the Stop TB Partnership, tells Health Europa Quarterly about the ongoing global effort to combat tuberculosis. The Stop TB...
COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium: sequencing COVID-19

COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium: sequencing COVID-19

The COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK) was launched in April 2020, with the aim of sequencing the genome of the COVID-19 virus and its...

Understanding ultra-low freezers with B Medical Systems

Ultra-low freezers, or ULTs, are special freezers built to reach extremely low temperatures. These products can easily reach a temperature of -86°C but can...
Urgent need to reduce inequalities in infection control practices

Urgent need to reduce inequalities in infection control practices

The World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted an urgent need to reduce inequalities in the availability of good hand hygiene and infection prevention and...
UV light improves efficacy of common disinfectants against COVID-19

UV light improves efficacy of common disinfectants against COVID-19

The application of ultraviolet light (UVC) light could improve the efficacy of 400 common disinfectants against COVID-19, as well as making them safer for...
Lateral flow tests not accurate at detecting low COVID-19 viral loads

Lateral flow tests not accurate at detecting low COVID-19 viral loads

A new study has suggested that lateral flow tests are not sufficient for testing COVID-19 infection in individuals with low viral loads. The new study...
microbiological testing

Nova Biologicals: saving lives with microbiological testing

Nova Biologicals is a Texas based microbiological laboratory focused on providing solutions that save lives, protect life and property, and preserve natural resources. Since 1993,...
neglected tropical diseases

Treatment for neglected tropical diseases currently disrupted by COVID-19

A pulse survey conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) has emphasised that the COVID-19 pandemic is persistently affecting health services for neglected tropical...
Nanoparticle ‘traps’ and immune system create novel COVID-19 treatment

Nanoparticle ‘traps’ and immune system create novel COVID-19 treatment

A novel treatment for COVID-19 has been developed using nanoparticles that capture the virus in the body and use the immune system to destroy...
Copper foam could be used as microbe filter in facemasks and air cleaners

Copper foam could be used as microbe filter in facemasks and air cleaners

In a new study, researchers have demonstrated how copper foam could be used as a highly efficient, durable filter for reusable masks and air...
COVID-19 testing

COVID-19 testing strategy improves result speeds for healthcare workers

A team of scientists have generated an innovative system to accelerate COVID-19 testing times for healthcare workers. The team, comprised of scientists from the University...
malaria vaccine

R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine becomes first to reach 75% efficacy target

R21/Matrix-M has become the first malaria vaccine ever to achieve the World Health Organization’s 75% efficacy goal after being confirmed by a Phase IIb...
Study findings could lead to new ways of reducing harmful hospital bacteria

Study findings could lead to new ways of reducing harmful hospital bacteria

New research has revealed critical factors that facilitate the spread of disease from harmful bacteria that survive on hospital and kitchen surfaces, which could...
COVID-19 testing will still be needed following full vaccination

COVID-19 testing will still be needed following full vaccination

New findings suggest that testing for COVID-19 following vaccination will still be necessary, as contracting a COVID-19 infection is still possible following full vaccination. The...
HIV prevention

HIV prevention medication underutilised by high-risk demographics

A new study reveals that medication for HIV prevention is not being utilised by people with a high-risk of contracting the disease, despite it...
Modelling shows high COVID-19 spread with rapid air exchange

Modelling shows high COVID-19 spread with rapid air exchange

New modelling has suggested that rapid air exchanges can spread COVID-19 in high concentrations from one room to another. A team of researchers at the...
All-in-one test provides solution for detection and surveillance of COVID-19

All-in-one test provides solution for detection and surveillance of COVID-19

Researchers have developed a new all-in-one COVID-19 test which provides a solution for detection and surveillance of viruses that could help mitigate COVID-19 infection...

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