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.
The claims of multiple vaccine developers that an nCov coronavirus vaccine may soon be in our hands are misleading, says expert.
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.
Worldwide, approximately 6074 cases of the virus have been confirmed and 132 deaths have been reported.
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.
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.
A number of studies have evaluated whether and to what extent blood pressure cuffs become contaminated with pathogens that may cause HAI.
What will hospital disinfection look like by the end of the next decade?
TOE Complete Care is a start to finish reprocessing system for TOE ultrasound probes, equipped with all accessories needed to assure high-level disinfection.
Surfex from Whiteley Medical is a dry-surface biofilm remover and disinfectant, intended for use on environmental surfaces and for non-critical medical devices such as hospital beds and theatre trolleys.
Hygiena ATP testing devices contain a natural enzyme found in fireflies. This enzyme produces a simple bioluminescence (light giving) reaction when it comes in contact with ATP.
A study has found that intensive care unit (ICU) copper hospital beds harbour 95% fewer bacteria than conventional hospital beds, asssisting with infection control.
Hydroxyls can now be reproduced via compact devices that are placed in hospitals and aged-care facilities to rid the air of airborne pathogens.
Critical to prevention and control of norovirus outbreaks are standard and contact precautions in addition to enhanced cleaning and disinfection.
The TD 100CE automated TOE probe disinfector is designed to provide high-level disinfection of transesophageal (TOE) ultrasound probes.