A shortened 15 second application time and a simpler three-step method for alcohol-based hand rub is as effective in reducing bacteria as the 30-second, six-step technique recommended by the WHO, according to research presented at ECCMID.
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Research presented at ECCMID has suggested healthcare workers on intensive care units (ICUs) are regularly missing opportunities to clean their hands during patient care.
A new population-based survey has reported that low levels of public trust could have impacted the Ebola control efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with a quarter of individuals not believing the virus was real and refusing vaccination.
Dr. Suvanand Sahu, Deputy Executive Director, at the Stop TB Partnership, reflects on the UNHLM on TB outlining the progress that was made and what more needs to be done.
A second individual has achieved sustained remission from HIV-1 after ceasing antiretroviral treatment, according to researchers from University College London. Following a hematopoietic stem cell transplant and chemotherapy the patient has had undetectable viral loads for 18 months.
The International Congress of the European Respiratory Society, 15–19 September, Paris (France), is the largest respiratory medicine meeting in the world. Find out about the latest research on non-tuberculous mycobacteria lung disease (NTM-LD) discussed at the 2018 congress in this report.
With progress plateauing for a second consecutive year and global financing also levelling off, the WHO has called for a ‘high burden to high impact’ country-led strategy.
New data analysis of three clinical trials has suggested that a precision medicine approach could allow some pulmonary TB patients to have significantly shorter treatment periods.