Whole-genome sequencing has been used to demonstrate that carbapenem resistance can be transferred among unrelated bacteria species in a healthcare setting.
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A University of Mauritius study has demonstrated that factors such as family size, family diet and usage affect the growth of pathogens, which could cause food poisoning, on kitchen towels.
In this interview Sally, a Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College London’s Faculty of Medicine (London, UK), speaks about her work on issues relating to the vaccination and screening of migrants, in addition to discussing some of the wider issues facing migrant’s access to healthcare in Europe.
This month has seen us focus on travel and migration – a theme of increasing importance in the modern-day world. In light of this we caught up with Marta Tilli on her research investigating the burden of infectious diseases in the Moria refugee camp (Levos, Greece).
Rabies elimination is achievable and cost-effective, but decades of research have failed to translate into multi-national efforts in the worst-affected areas. So why is the ancient rabies virus still terrorizing the lives of so many people across the globe?
Two cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Bikoro in the Democratic Republic of Congo, sparking a response from the government and the WHO.
To celebrate International Nurses Day we spoke to Helen Bosley, Infection Prevention and Control Matron at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust about her responsibilities, her daily routine and her hobbies.
With May 12 marking International Nurses Day we spoke to Leila Hail, Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist in Infection Control at University College Hospital, about her responsibilities, the challenges she faces and an incident involving alcohol gel!
Using contact precautions in addition the to the basic level of infection control might not limit the spread of drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, according to work presented at ECCMID.