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With a change in the course of infection, new virus variants keep appearing, which must continue to be reliably detected by rapid antigen tests and PCR tests. As part of two laboratory studies, the detection of virus variants using the Testsealabs COVID-19 antigen rapid test was examined. The sensitivity of samples of the delta variant (B.1.617.2) and samples of the omicron variant (B.1.1.529) was determined. The Omicron subvariant BA.2 was also examined.
Antigen tests are an effective tool to help employers prevent the spread COVID-19 in the workplace. Antigen tests, when used for screening employees in non-healthcare workplaces, can detect current infection before an employee enters the workplace or returns to work. Antigen tests are
A temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU is currently in place from many non-EU countries. The EU has created a list of countries for which these restrictions should be lifted. This list is reviewed every two weeks.
Discover top tips to stay healthy on holidays in Ireland Staycations are officially in! Staycations are officially in! As a nation we’re starting to appreciate the wealth of beauty and culture on our doorsteps in Ireland and spending more time exploring our magnificent country. From the stunning Wild Atlantic Way to the breath-taking Giant’s Causeway and all the fun-filled cities and picturesque towns in between, there are a lot of gorgeous areas to be more than proud of.
As Ireland faces it’s third wave of COVID-19 it is vital we continue to protect ourselves and vulnerable members of our society by working to reduce the spread of the virus in Ireland.
Lately, there have been frequent reports of mutations in SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. In particular, variant B1.1.7 from England and variant B.1.351 from South Africa show a potentially increased infectivity. This raises the question of what effect such mutations have on the reliability of rapid tests and whether an infection with the English variant can also be detected.
The rising number of children being kept out of school due to Covid-19 could be stemmed using antigen testing. The information came after it was made in a statement by the head of the Irish SME Association.
After almost two years of being stuck in your homeland, it’s time to finally pack your bags, catch flights, and travel again. In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, countries had closed their borders indefinitely two years ago. Thankfully, the pandemic situation is now more manageable through vaccination drives and testings.