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Baxx Australia Baxx infection control system

03 April, 2020

The Baxx system attacks all bacteria and virus strains that would cause respiratory tract infections.

Coronavirus: food safety tips to live by

03 April, 2020 by Andrew Thomson, Think ST Solutions*

With the increase in coronavirus cases around the country, managers of food service operations should take steps to reduce the spread of infection and contamination risks.

UV Solutionz High Energy Germicidal UVC Germicidal Technology

01 April, 2020

The technology is used for applications including killing airborne and surface pathogens such as viruses — including coronavirus (COVID-19) — bacteria and moulds.

TGA fast-tracks approval of COVID-19-busting disinfectants

28 March, 2020

The TGA has published amendments to the Standard for Disinfectants and Sanitary Products (TGO 104) to allow listed disinfectants to make validated claims to kill the COVID-19 virus on surfaces.

How effective are infection control techniques at reducing COVID-19 transmission?

18 March, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Infection control measures like handwashing, wearing masks, protective clothing or gloves, are widely endorsed as a means of curbing the spread of COVID-19. But just how effective are they at reducing transmission of the virus?

Indoor air is not coronavirus-ready, Condair reveals

18 March, 2020 by Oliver Zimmermann, CEO, Condair Group

A lack of humidity control regulations for public buildings will have a subsequent impact on possible coronavirus transmission and health.

Coating reduces catheter pain and infection risk

06 March, 2020

Users of urinary catheters will benefit from significantly reduced pain and infection risk thanks to a new antimicrobial coating.

Golden staph bloodstream infection rate stable, says report

20 February, 2020

An AIHW report says Australian public hospitals are exceeding the national target for reducing golden staph bloodstream infections, with a stable infection rate reported for the last five years.

Safe nCov coronavirus vaccine may take years

10 February, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The claims of multiple vaccine developers that an nCov coronavirus vaccine may soon be in our hands are misleading, says expert.

Reaching for the sky with infection prevention and disease control strategies

03 February, 2020 by Dr Cristina Sotomayor-Castillo*, Mr Jeremy Malik** and Professor Ramon Z Shaban***

With air travel comes the rapid spread of pathogens and dissemination of infectious diseases. Mobilising channels to disseminate health information to passengers could help reduce risk.

Seven cases of coronavirus confirmed in Australia

30 January, 2020

Worldwide, approximately 6074 cases of the virus have been confirmed and 132 deaths have been reported.

Genetically modified mozzies fight dengue

17 January, 2020

CSIRO and the University of California San Diego have engineered what is claimed to be the first breed of genetically modified mosquitoes resistant to spreading all four types of the dengue virus.

RMIT develops suberbug-shredding tech

15 January, 2020

Researchers have developed a bacteria-destroying technology that uses nano-sized particles of magnetic liquid metal to shred bacteria and bacterial biofilm without harming good cells.

The risk of cross-transmission from blood pressure cuffs

13 January, 2020

A number of studies have evaluated whether and to what extent blood pressure cuffs become contaminated with pathogens that may cause HAI.

Futureproofing hospital disinfection for sustainability and success

09 January, 2020 by Ivan Obreza*

What will hospital disinfection look like by the end of the next decade?

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