Infection Control Find the newest stories covering infection and disease control in hospitals, care homes, and the general population. This section contains information on testing, monitoring, treatment options, vaccine development and distribution, as well as new policy decisions and best practices. Also included are announcements of educational and awareness campaigns. Follow new advances in infection control and prevention with releases about new study results and updated statistical data and analysis.

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Jun 10, 2019, 12:00 ET Canada presents joint action plan on African swine fever at G7 and OIE meetings - Statement from Canada's Chief Veterinary Officer

OTTAWA, June 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO), Dr. Jaspinder Komal of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), issued the...


May 22, 2019, 08:00 ET Experts Discuss Decentralized Manufacturing to Tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases and Promote Universal Health Coverage at World Health Assembly Event

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, today hosted a panel discussion on the occasion of the 72nd World Health...


May 20, 2019, 08:00 ET MilliporeSigma Joins TRANSVAC2 Program to Advance Vaccine Development and Manufacturing

MilliporeSigma today announced its participation in a collaboration with the Vaccine Formulation Institute and the European Vaccine Initiative. The...


May 08, 2019, 10:50 ET Man who had sex with a man - Change to the eligibility criterion for giving blood starting June 3, 2019

MONTRÉAL, May 8, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Health Canada has responded favorably to requests submitted by Héma-Québec and the Canadian Blood Services and...


May 08, 2019, 08:00 ET OptiSolve Germ Report on Hotels reveals which surfaces have the most germs in a hotel

TORONTO, May 8, 2019 /CNW/ - We all know how dirty hotel rooms can be but where are the worst places for germs? Join the OptiSolve® Germ Report team...


May 01, 2019, 17:33 ET International forum tackles prevention and control of African swine fever in the Americas

Statement from Canada's Chief Veterinary Officer OTTAWA, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Chief Veterinary Officer...


May 01, 2019, 09:00 ET binx health Receives CE Mark For Rapid Chlamydia And Gonorrhea Test For Mass Markets

binx health™, the pioneer in anywhere care today announced that its proprietary Chlamydia and Gonorrhea (CT/NG) test has received European CE Mark...


May 01, 2019, 08:25 ET CapsCanada: African Swine Fever And Two-Piece Capsules - What you need to know

African Swine Fever (ASF) is an infectious viral disease impacting pigs across the globe. The ASF virus is incredibly contagious and is killing pigs...


Apr 25, 2019, 06:00 ET Over 20 million children worldwide missed out on measles vaccine annually in past 8 years, creating a pathway to current global outbreaks - UNICEF

NEW YORK, April 25, 2019 /CNW/ - An estimated 169 million children missed out on the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017, or 21.1 ...


Apr 23, 2019, 09:00 ET PrimeStore® MTM opens Sputum-free Molecular Screening for M. tuberculosis Infection

The results of a pilot study using Longhorn Vaccines and Diagnostics's patented sample collection technology, PrimeStore® MTM, were presented at the...


Apr 23, 2019, 02:00 ET PATH and MMV launch 5-year global initiative to support elimination of relapsing malaria

PATH and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) announce a 5-year, jointly-led initiative, VivAccess, to support countries in the elimination of...


Apr 17, 2019, 08:00 ET First Light Diagnostics Commended by Frost & Sullivan for its MultiPath™ Platform for Infectious Disease Management

Based on its recent analysis of the North American rapid diagnostics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes First Light Diagnostics, Inc. with the 2019...


Mar 01, 2019, 10:43 ET Government of Canada Announces New Projects that Will Help Reduce the Health Impacts of Climate Change

OTTAWA, March 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Climate change is the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century. The impacts of climate change are presently ...


Feb 13, 2019, 18:11 ET Public Health Notice - Information for Canadians who have received or are considering medical procedures in Mexico

OTTAWA, Feb. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Why you should take note Canadian travellers may have been exposed to difficult to treat, antibiotic-resistant bacteria ...


Feb 07, 2019, 07:00 ET Healthcare-associated Infections will be Canada's second leading cause of death by 2050… and OptiSolve will help reduce them

OptiSolve® awarded $4.5 million Genome Canada grant TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - OptiSolve® and the Kelley Lab at the University of Toronto will...


Feb 04, 2019, 12:07 ET Shifting Focus to Preventive Healthcare Unleashes New Revenue Opportunities for Infectious Disease Point-of-Care-Testing

The European infectious disease point-of-care-testing (POCT) market, presently worth $753.1 million, is expected to grow to $1.41 billion by 2022 as...