Perceived Challenges of COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Preparedness: A Multinational Survey

Publication date: Available online 11 July 2020Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial ResistanceAuthor(s): Ermira Tartari, Joost Hopman, Benedetta Allegranzi, Bin Gao, Andreas Widmer, Vincent Chi-Chung Cheng, Shuk Ching Wong, Kalisvar Marimuthu, Folasade Ogunsola, Andreas Voss, on behalf of the International Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Infection Prevention Control Working Group, (ISAC-IPC)
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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Over the past two weeks, the House Appropriations Committee has swiftly advanced all twelve appropriations bills for fiscal year (FY) 2021. These bills will now be considered by the full House of Representatives. The Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) spending measure would provide $8.55 billion to the National Science Foundation (NSF), which is $270 million increase from FY 2020. The President proposed a 6 percent cut for the science agency for FY 2021. Research and related activities within NSF, which includes the Biological Sciences Directorate, would receive grow by $230 million to $6.97 billion in FY 2021. Under t...
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Publication date: Available online 16 July 2020Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial ResistanceAuthor(s): Usama M. Alkholy, Mohamed E Salama, Hagar Mahmoud, Ahmed Taher, Khaled M. Elsayes
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionEarly introduction of training programmes in medical and nursing schools and video demonstrations of appropriate infection control practices during sterile procedures would be highly beneficial to HCWs. A possible reason for the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus in this part of Saudi Arabia could be a lapse in PPE usage. Intensive training programs for all the HCWs, strict vigilant protocols, and a willingness to change behaviour and practice, will significantly benefit the spread of outbreaks.
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Covid-19 is a warning that we must develop drugs to treat future threats
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Today, more than 20 leading biopharmaceutical companies are launching theAMR Action Fund, a ground-breaking partnership to invest nearly $1 billion to ensure a robust and diverse pipeline of new medicines to treat drug-resistant infections.
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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, 6 JULY 2020 – The Stop TB Partnership and Johnson &Johnson – with support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) – today announced joint efforts to help enable low- and middle-income countries to rapidly scale up use of SIRTURO® (bedaquiline) 100mg tablets in support of new, recently-released World Health Organization (WHO) treatment guidelines. Effective immediately, Johnson &Johnson will make bedaquiline available to Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility (GDF) at a price of USD$340 per six-...
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AbstractObjectivesTo determine the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission by aerosols, to provide evidence on the rational use of masks, and to discuss additional measures important for the protection of healthcare workers from COVID-19.MethodsLiterature review and expert opinion.Short conclusionSARS-CoV-2, the pathogen causing COVID-19, is considered to be transmitted via droplets rather than aerosols, but droplets with strong directional airflow support may spread further than 2  m. High rates of COVID-19 infections in healthcare-workers (HCWs) have been reported from several countries. Respirators such as filtering face...
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan MudaKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 2 2020 (IPS) The Covid-19 crisis has had several unexpected effects, including renewed attention to food security concerns. Earlier understandings of food security in terms of production self-sufficiency have given way to importing supplies since late 20th century promotion of trade liberalization. Jomo Kwame SundaramTransnational food business Disruption of transnational food supply chains and the devastation of many vulnerable livelihoods by policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have revived interest in earlier understandings of food self-sufficien...
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Publication date: Available online 27 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Luana Rossato, Fabio Julio Negrão, Simone Simionatto
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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