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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.

The importance of surface cleaning

23 June, 2020

The rate of healthcare-associated infections can be significantly reduced through effective infection prevention and control.

Second wave of COVID-19 a concern, experts say

17 June, 2020 by Αmy Sarcevic

Australian healthcare workers are being warned about the prospect of another spike in coronavirus cases.

Reduce unused containers to stop mosquito breeding, say researchers

11 June, 2020

Reducing the number of unused containers lying around could be an efficient and effective means of mosquito control.

Adenovirus vector vaccines unlikely to win fight against COVID-19

04 June, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

A vaccine expert has dashed hopes of an adenovirus vector-based COVID‑19 vaccine — claiming it is unlikely to be effective and, if so, unsafe.

Global healthcare needs infection control reform, say experts

01 June, 2020

World leaders in infection control and disease prevention convened online to discuss innovative infection control reform in hospitals and aged-care facilities.

When cleanliness matters, knowledge is power

01 June, 2020

In these times, it has become more evident than ever that cleanliness leads to curbing the spread of infection in any setting.

Steam Australia validated cleaning method recommendations

01 June, 2020

Steam Australia provides training, equipment and ongoing support for the hospital, healthcare and aged-care industries across Australia and New Zealand.

'Silent' virus may be more prevalent than we thought

28 May, 2020

A study published in the journal Thorax reveals that eight out of 10 passengers and crew who tested positive for the infection had no symptoms.

What we know about immunity to coronaviruses

27 May, 2020

A review of more than 40 studies on coronavirus immunity suggests that SARS-CoV-2 could become the fifth seasonal coronavirus.

Children aren't COVID-19 super-spreaders, say UK experts

26 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

New research from the UK has debunked the claim that children are 'super-spreaders' of COVID-19, and the authors confirm it is now safe to send children back to school.

Public education needed to stop superbugs

18 May, 2020

The OUTBREAK project will use artificial intelligence to predict superbug outbreaks and model the best way to manage them before they reach the healthcare system.

Repurposing existing drugs for COVID-19

14 May, 2020

Repurposing existing medicines offers more rapid hope of tackling COVID-19 than developing and manufacturing a vaccine, argue an international team of scientists.

Coronavirus-killing tech available to AU businesses

04 May, 2020

Sustainable solutions provider iugis is making UV-C disinfection technology available to commercial markets in Australia and New Zealand.

Camfil Airepure NATA testing services for pharmacy areas

01 May, 2020

Airepure Australia (a Camfil Group company) technicians can replace HEPA filters within existing hospital pharmaceutical cleanroom installations and perform testing and certification.

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