Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have developed a highly innovative new enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly lives.
For many years, a team of researchers at the University of Copenhagen have been focusing on developing a vaccine that can protect against pregancy malaria from which 220,000 people die every year.
Why is it so challenging to increase the number of people who get vaccinated? How does popular resistance to vaccination remain strong even as preventable diseases make a comeback?
Hospitalized patients who received the flu vaccine had no increased risk of outpatient visits or hospital readmission within seven days of discharge, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
For surgeons getting ready to enter the operating room (OR), the chances of contamination may be lower if they put their gowns on by themselves -- without the assistance of a surgical technician, according to an experimental study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.
Final-phase testing has commenced on a new resource -- the HLAC Laundry Process Monitoring Toolkit™ -- available from the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) that validates the effectiveness of a laundry’s processes by measuring the number of microorganisms found in a laundry on hard
By Chris Hermann, PhD
The emergence of different viral infections during the last decades like dengue, West Nile, SARS, chikungunya, MERS-CoV, Ebola, Zika and Yellow Fever raised some questions on quickness and reliability of laboratory diagnostic tests for verification of suspected cases.
Healthcare workers (HCWs) use personal protective equipment (PPE) in Ebola virus disease (EVD) situations. However, preventing the contamination of HCWs and the environment during PPE removal crucially requires improved strategies.
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