- Effectiveness of near-UVA in SARS-CoV-2 inactivation
This experimental study aimed to determine the activity of a near-UVA (405 nm) LED ceiling system against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The ceiling system comprised 17 near-UVA LED lights with a radiant power of 1.1 W/each centred at 405 nm wavelength. A 96-multiwell plate, fixed to a wooden base, was inoculated with suspensions of VERO E6 […]
- Overview of case definitions and contact tracing indications in the 2022 monkeypox outbreak
CONCLUSIONS: Our analysis revealed heterogeneity in the case definition between the WHO and ECDC. Different countries followed different indications or have given their indications for both the case definition and contact tracing indications. Harmonization strengthens public health preparedness and response and creates unified communication.
- The Structures and Activities of Health Promotion in the Italian NHS
CONCLUSIONS: The results showed great heterogeneity, in the Italian context, concerning HP activities. We assume that the phenomenon depends on reduced attention to the digitalization of information. The Italian Society of Health Promotion is pursuing the goal of the construction of an organic system of HP-with its own articulations, competencies, and scientific and operational goals-at […]
- Emergency department overuse amongst urban and rural areas: a retrospective descriptive analysis in Southern Tuscany.
CONCLUSIONS: In order to reduce this phenomenon it is important to study the reasons for access and re-access in the EDs so as to optimally plan the territorial Health Services, develop proper interventions and follow the chronical illness.
- Efficacy of violet-blue light to inactive microbial growth
The increase in health care-associated infections and antibiotic resistance has led to a growing interest in the search for innovative technologies to solve these problems. In recent years, the interest of the scientific community has focused on violet-blue light at 405 nm (VBL405). This study aimed to assess the VBL405 efficiency in reducing microbial growth […]