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Should we be paying more attention to airborne transmission of COVID19

This week the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases published an open letter by 239 researchers from 32 countries, urging the WHO and the rest of the world to re-consider the importnace ... MORE

New Zealand continues to prevent transmisison of COVID-19 and keep everyone safe

Tuesday, 16 June 2020 - Yesterday the NZ Ministry of Health announced that it is now 24 days since the last new case of COVID-19 was reported in New Zealand, and there are no active ... MORE

World Hand Hygiene Day

Tuesday, 5 May 2020 - Today is World Hand Hygiene Day. Hand hygiene remains the most important infection prevention and control measure to prevent transmission of infection, including COVID-19.   MORE

WHO declares the 2019-nCoV outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern.

Thursday, 30 January 2020 - WHO declared the outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern. The Emergency Committee has provided advice to WHO, to the People’s Republic of China, to all countries, and ... MORE

New Coronavirus may be causing the pneumonia of unknown cause outbreak in China

Friday, 10 January 2020 - A cluster of more than 50 pneumonia cases in China's central Wuhan city may be due to a newly emerging member of the family of viruses that caused the deadly ... MORE

Latest IPCNC newsletter now available for members

Wednesday, 18 December 2019 - The December issue of The Infection Controlla is now available. Great issue with feedback from two IPC conferences and working parties including an update from our standards representatives. Read it ... MORE

WHO commemorates the 40th anniversary of Smallpox eradication

On 9 December 1979, the end of smallpox was confirmed to have been eradicated. In Geneva on 13th December this year, the WHO commemorated the event. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom ... MORE

WHO declares DR Congo Ebola outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

Thursday, 18 July 2019 - Following a meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee for EVD in the DRC, the WHO declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 17th July 2019. More details from the ... MORE

UK Public Health calls for tatooists and body piercers to undertake IPC training

Friday, 5 July 2019 - The risk of inflammation or infection or other adverse effect from a tattoo, piercing, acupuncture or electrolysis is around 18% according to a survey undertaken by the Royal Society for ... MORE

Genetically engineered phages used to treat MRO infection

A group of doctors and scientists have used genetically engineered phages to successfully treat infections caused by an antibiotic-resistant strain of Mycobacterium abscessus in a young cystic fibrosis patient who ... MORE

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Should we be paying more attention to airborne transmission of COVID19

This week the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases published an open letter by 239 researchers from 32 countries, urging the WHO ... MORE

New Zealand continues to prevent transmisison of COVID-19 and keep everyone safe

Tuesday, 16 June 2020 - Yesterday the NZ Ministry of Health announced that it is now 24 days since the last new case of COVID-19 ... MORE

World Hand Hygiene Day

Tuesday, 5 May 2020 - Today is World Hand Hygiene Day. Hand hygiene remains the most important infection prevention and control measure to prevent transmission ... MORE

WHO declares the 2019-nCoV outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern.

Thursday, 30 January 2020 - WHO declared the outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern. The Emergency Committee has provided advice to WHO, ... MORE

New Coronavirus may be causing the pneumonia of unknown cause outbreak in China

Friday, 10 January 2020 - A cluster of more than 50 pneumonia cases in China's central Wuhan city may be due to a newly emerging ... MORE

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