infection control

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At times when COVID numbers are increasing, allowing infectious people to mingle freely at work and socially will create epidemic growth and make the crisis even worse.

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There are steps to avoid infection and a vaccine is likely, says a public health expert from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney.

Breakthrough infections

Immune fitness, virus variant and vaccine type are all factors that can contribute to breakthrough infections in the fully immunised.

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UNSW has a wide range of experts available for comment on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Handwashing to prevent COVID-19 infection

UNSW has a wide range of experts available for comment on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The use of face masks is becoming more common, but do they really protect against coronavirus?

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Hospital infection control guidelines worldwide have long recommended surgical masks for infections spread by droplets, but UNSW research challenges that approach.

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Inadequate guidelines for personal protective equipment may be to blame for health care workers contracting Ebola outside West Africa, writes Raina McIntyre.