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SMC BRIEFING: Superbugs and vaccines – infectious disease

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 18th, 2015.

In conjunction with the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases, the Science Media Centre hosted an online briefing to preview new research highlights from their international conference on infectious diseases in Auckland this week (18-21 March). Speakers presented new findings on: How prescriptions for children’s skin infections are driving the spread of a new superbug strain (MRSA) Effectiveness of the childhood […]

The Timaru Herald: Bacteria – we’re covered in it

Peter Griffin posted in on July 26th, 2010.

Charley Mann writes in the Timaru Herald about the bacteria which cover all of our surfaces and which, according to a US expert, we should be trying harder to control. According to his research, environmental microbiologist Charles Gerba says that the average Kiwi office deskis covered by 200 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.  […]

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