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Month: February 2020

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Monitoring the Spread of COVID-19. You’ve probably seen the map below on various news channels, but what you may not know is that it’s a live map. The map shows the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, also the cured cases and death toll. You can link to it here and if you want to …

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Hand Sanitiser or Soap and Water?

Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration demanded Gojo Industries Inc. remove certain claims about Purell® on Jan 17 2020, there has been a huge debate about which is best. So, should you use hand sanitiser or soap and water? In our opinion, for the best possible protection, you should use both. The alcohol based …

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Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

What is it? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses with some causing less-severe disease, such as the common cold, and others causing more severe disease such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronaviruses. Preliminary investigations identified environmental samples positive for 2019-nCoV in Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan …

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Some foods last ages when stored properly, some don’t last very long at all. In a pandemic situation you don’t want to be putting yourself and your family at risk by having to go out to find food. You may have all the PPE in the world, but it will do you no good if …

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Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF)

What Is It? Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), also known as Ebola virus disease (EVD) or simply Ebola, is a viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses. The virus spreads through direct contact with body fluids, such as blood from infected humans or other animals. Spread may also occur from contact with …

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Swine Flu (H1N1)

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How to Wear Infection Control PPE

PPE for Airborne HCIDs Personal protective equipment (PPE) is only effective if it’s the right equipment used in the right way. The following instructions are only for airborne high consequence infectious diseases such as Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). These instructions are not for contact HCIDs. …

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

What is it? MERS-CoV is a viral respiratory disease. It is a new strain of coronavirus first identified by the Netherlands in 2012. A similar strain in the UK was identified by Public Heath England’s virus reference laboratories at Colindale. The virus was fully sequenced and detailed analysis indicates that the nearest relatives are bat …

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Respiratory protection is all about preventing pathogens from entering your lungs, and infecting you. It’s a critical component of your personal protective equipment (PPE) and you should understand what to use. Firstly, you need to know that there is a very big difference between a surgical face mask and a respirator. A surgical face mask …

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