Human coronaviruses can remain active on surfaces such as metal, glass, or plastic for up to 9 days after exposure.
The makers of medical masks can’t produce them fast enough, as the infection and death tolls from the Wuhan coronavirus mount.
The agency uses an emergency use authorization to allow distribution of the diagnostic kits.
Responding to infectious disease outbreaks is not a novel part of infection prevention and control (IPC) work. In fact, many infection preventionists (IPs) are epidemiologists, trained in outbreak response.
Purell makes unsubstantiated claims about what its hand sanitizer products can do, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) charges.
An adjuvanted influenza A H5N1 monovalent vaccine (Audenz) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The approval was granted to Seqirus.
Latest development in the push to reduce risk of infection from the devices.
The company is trying to find ways to keep the move from affecting patients and providers.
The World Health Organization has just declared the outbreak a global health emergency.
In this uncertain time of constantly changing news and updates that often stress response efforts, it is important to focus on opportunities for prevention and ensuring staff have the right information.