Clinical Interventions

Danish Malaria Vaccine Passes Test in Humans

January 11, 2019

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.

Research Explains Resistance to Vaccination

January 10, 2019

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?

Flu Vaccine is Safe for Hospitalized Patients

January 8, 2019

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.

HLAC Announces New Process Monitoring Toolkit

January 4, 2019

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

Self-Contamination During PPE Doffing and Ebola Transmission

January 3, 2019

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.