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Typhoid outbreak in Auckland – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on April 3rd, 2017.

An outbreak of typhoid in Auckland has sent at least ten people to hospital, with officials working to confirm another case. The Auckland Regional Public Health Service said all the confirmed cases appeared to be linked and it seemed the disease was spread by a common source. Writing on SciBlogs, Dr Siouxsie Wiles said that […]

Vaccines, superbugs spread in the media

John Kerr posted in on March 18th, 2015.

Superbugs and vaccines are high on the agenda this week at the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) conference, an event which has received national media attention. Research to be presented at the meeting includes a link drawn between the overuse of topical antibiotics and the spread of  Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) skin infections. Advances […]

Experts Respond: Potential avian influenza resurgence

John Kerr posted in on August 30th, 2011.

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has today urged heightened readiness and surveillance against a possible major resurgence of the H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza amid signs that a mutant strain of the deadly Bird Flu virus is spreading in Asia and beyond.     The full release from the FAO is available here.  Our […]

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