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Veolia supports COVID-19 clinical waste collection in Melbourne

01 August, 2020

Veolia has been collecting, transporting and treating clinical waste streams generated at the COVID-19 testing site at Melbourne Showgrounds.


Watch the battle: soap vs COVID-19

31 July, 2020

UNSW academics have released a 3D visualisation of soap destroying the coronavirus to remind Australians that simply washing your hands can help stem the pandemic.


NSW could be steps behind Vic's worsening COVID-19 crisis

28 July, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

New South Wales (NSW) may be just steps behind Victoria's worsening COVID-19 crisis unless rigorous infection control measures are maintained.


World Hepatitis Day: COVID-19's impact on hepatitis elimination

27 July, 2020

Dual pandemics — what will COVID-19 mean for hepatitis C elimination? is an online event that will discuss the immense challenges COVID-19 brings to hepatitis C elimination.


Promising results from Oxford vaccine

21 July, 2020

Early results from non-replicating viral vector vaccines being trialled in the UK and China reveal strong immune responses in most patients, with few adverse side effects.


Changing COVID-19 strategy could buy time

17 July, 2020

Scientists should be focusing on repurposing existing proven drugs to block the acute inflammatory responses to the virus in seriously ill patients.


Study examines ideal surface damage testing protocol

15 July, 2020 by Peter Teska, John Howarter, Haley Oliver, Jim Gauthier, Kay Bixler, Xiaobao Li

With increased disinfection for COVID-19, facilities need to consider surface damage to medical devices.


Characteristics of an ideal surface damage testing protocol study — extract

14 July, 2020 by Peter Teska, MBA (Diversey, Inc.), John Howarter, PhD, (Purdue University), Haley Oliver, PhD, (Purdue University), Jim Gauthier, CIC, (Diversey Inc), Kay Bixler, (Diversey, Inc.), Xiaobao Li, PhD, (Diversey, Inc.)

With increased disinfection for COVID-19, have you considered the surface damage to your medical devices?


Australian-developed COVID-19 vaccine could be ready early 2021

13 July, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Adelaide-based company Vaxine says it could have a COVID-19 vaccine ready as soon as early 2021.


'Protective' box a potential infection risk to healthcare workers

13 July, 2020

An Australian study has shown that aerosol boxes designed to protect healthcare workers from COVID-19 can actually increase their exposure to airborne particles that carry the virus.


UniPrint antimicrobial film for coronavirus protection

10 July, 2020

UniPrint's antimicrobial film has recently passed certification that proves its efficiency in combating the viral load of coronaviruses.


Scientists' plea: we can't ignore airborne spread of COVID-19

08 July, 2020

A group of scientists from varying disciplines around the world have appealed to world health authorities to mitigate indoor airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2.


Perth COVID-19 vaccine trial kicks off

08 July, 2020

More than 4000 people are taking part in a groundbreaking COVID-19 vaccine trial at Perth's Linear Clinical Research.


The risk of infection via surfaces and the new coronavirus

30 June, 2020

Whiteley Corporation is exploring improved hygiene and safe disinfectants through world best practice research and development.


Pandemic shows it's time for an Australian Centre for Disease Control

30 June, 2020 by Adam Kamradt-Scott, University of Sydney and Katrina Roper, Australian National University

The proposal for an AusCDC has been debated for at least the past 33 years.


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