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How did COVID-19 spread to Europe and the U.S?

A new study combines genomics from COVID-19 samples with computer-simulated epidemics and travel records to reconstruct the virus' spread across the world.
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COVID-19 antibodies decline significantly one month after discharge

A new study has revealed that COVID-19 antibodies fade after only a month, which could be a devastating blow in the global race to find a vaccine.
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COVID-19: New study highlights the importance of social distancing

A new study shows travelling from the home is associated with significantly higher likelihood of contracting COVID-19, while strict social distancing prevents infection.
antibiotic resistance, COVID-19

Nightingale hospitals could increase antibiotic resistance

The University of Plymouth revealed that secondary COVID-19 treatment could be increasing antibiotic resistance and polluting water.
infection prevention and control

Infection prevention and control (IPC) for COVID-19 focus

Two divisions of Active Care Group – Christchurch Group and Remeo – discuss the importance of  infection prevention and control in the healthcare sector in light of COVID-19.
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COVID-19 higher among minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged children

A new study led by Children's National Hospital researchers shows that minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged children have significantly higher rates of COVID-19 infection.
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Let’s get better prepared for the next health crisis in the EU!

Paul De Raeve, Secretary General and Elisabeth Adams, President of the European Federation of Nurses Associations state the case for being better prepared for the next health crisis in the European Union in light of COVID-19.
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The challenges of COVID-19 human infection trials

Professor Martin Michaelis and Dr Mark Wass, School of Biosciences at University of Kent, explain the long and infamous history of human infection trials.
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The silence before the tsunami: COVID is devastating behind NHS virus frontlines

Doctor Allon Barsam, consultant eye surgeon and founder of Ophthalmic Consultants of London, calls attention to the unexplored devastation behind the NHS virus frontlines.
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The spread and expansion of the influenza virus in Africa

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group sheds light on the spread and expansion of several types of the influenza virus in Africa.
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Over 25% of the UK have already had COVID-19

Researchers from The University of Manchester, Salford Royal and Res Consortium prove that over 25% of the UK are likely to have contracted COVID-19 already.
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The role of technology in keeping frontline care workers safe during crisis

Steve Sawyer, managing director of Access Health & Social Care, explains how technology is helping care providers to protect the safety of frontline care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Contaminants and infections: a link to explore duriving the Covid-19 pandemic

Contaminants and infections: a link to explore

Discussing infections in light of the recent pandemic of COVID-19, Alberto Mantovani of Endocrine Disruptors Project delves in to what we can learn.
COVID-19 response, coronavirus

COVID-19 response: UK want to delay mass infection until summer

Today (3 March) Boris Johnson unveiled the Government’s COVID-19 response plan for the immediate future, including bringing back NHS retirees.
Hand hygiene training

Clean you hands: Hand hygiene training to prevent and control infections

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, underlines the WHO’s annual Clean Your Hands campaign and comments on harmonisation in hand hygiene training to help prevent and control infections.
infectious diseases in Africa

Assessment and surveillance to mitigate infectious diseases in Africa

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, gives a call to action when it comes to assessment and surveillance to mitigate the impact of infectious diseases in Africa.
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Government pledges £20 million to develop new coronavirus vaccine

The Government has today pledged £20 million to develop a new coronavirus vaccine following concerns over the ongoing outbreak in China.
infection prevention and control

Implementing infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes worldwide

We spoke with Prof Benedetta Allegranzi at the World Health Organization (WHO) to find out about the importance of implementing infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes to reduce healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) and sepsis worldwide.
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The global challenge of antibiotic resistance

Roxane Feller, AnimalhealthEurope Secretary-General provides a fascinating insight into the global challenge of antibiotic resistance Antibiotics have had very positive effects on animal health over the years. Our pets are living much longer than they were decades ago and livestock are raised much more efficiently through our ability to control...
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Maintaining high standards of infection prevention and control

Elaine Ross, board member of the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) details the key issues around infection prevention and control (IPC) in the UK today

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