CURRENT NEWS

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

WHO decides current DRC Ebola outbreak is NOT a global emergency

Friday, 14 June 2019 - The WHO U.N. health agency convened its expert committee for the third time to assess the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and has decided that it ... MORE

Latest IPCNC newsletter available for members

Friday, 14 June 2019 - The latest Infection Controlla is now available for IPCNC members to enjoy in the Members' section https://www.infectioncontrol.co.nz/members/infection-controlla/ MORE

NHMRC releases updated Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2019)

Saturday, 1 June 2019 - The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is pleased to announce the release of the revised Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2019). The ... 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

Focus on influenza

Tuesday, 9 April 2019 - This month The Journal of Infectious Diseases has launched a special issue on influenza - 100 Years of Fighting Pandemic Influenza 1918/19–2018/19. Lots of interesting articles if you are into all ... MORE

NHS publishes new national hand hygiene and PPE policy

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - This month NHS England and NHS Improvement have published the new national policy for hand hygiene and PPE called 'Standard infection control precautions: national hand hygiene and personal protective equipment ... MORE

WHO launches Global influenza strategy 2019-2030.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - The WHO has launched their latest document with the following goals in mind: 1. Reduce the burden of seasonal influenza. 2. Minimize the risk of zoonotic influenza. 3. Mitigate the impact of pandemic ... MORE

Measles outbreak in Canterbury continues

Sunday, 10 March 2019 - With over 20 cases of measles now diagnosed in Canterbury since February, the current outbreak is likely to increase before it is controlled. Extra supplies of vaccines are being bought ... MORE

Latest news from HQSC on preoperative anti-staphylococcal bundle

Friday, 8 March 2019 - The HQSC has provided an update on the implementation of a preoperative anti-staphylococcal bundle within the Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) Programme. The Commission has used a collaborative and quality improvement ... MORE

College Conference Call for Abstracts

Friday, 1 February 2019 - Go to the Conference 2019 button on our HOME page to access the Call for Abstracts info. The Conference Organising Team welcomes your abstract! Go for it!! MORE

Notes from TGA Faecal Microbiota Transplant stakeholder forum

Friday, 1 March 2019 - IPC practitioners may be interested in the discussion notes arising from a TGA hosted Faecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) forum held last October in Melbourne. At the forum, invited speakers described the ... MORE

Infection Controlla August 2018

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - Infection Controlla August The latest catch up with Regions' news. MORE

LATEST NEWS

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 ... 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% ... MORE

WHO decides current DRC Ebola outbreak is NOT a global emergency

Friday, 14 June 2019 - The WHO U.N. health agency convened its expert committee for the third time to assess the current outbreak in the ... MORE

Latest IPCNC newsletter available for members

Friday, 14 June 2019 - The latest Infection Controlla is now available for IPCNC members to enjoy in the Members' section https://www.infectioncontrol.co.nz/members/infection-controlla/ MORE

NHMRC releases updated Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2019)

Saturday, 1 June 2019 - The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is pleased to announce the release of the revised Australian Guidelines for ... MORE

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