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How coughs and sneezes float farther than you think

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology 8 April 2014) A novel study uncovers the way coughs and sneezes stay airborne for long distances.

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Federal Health Department plan to send out vaccination reminder letters

Courier Mail Laura Chalmers 15 April 2014

PARENTS of children who are overdue for vaccination at one, two and five years of age will automatically receive reminder letters, in a measure to be introduced to boost immunisation rates. 34 more words


New Ebola Cases reported as WHO steps up West Africa Ebola response

Five more suspected Ebola virus cases have been detected in Guinea and Liberia, with two more deaths from the disease reported in Liberia, as activities ramped up in the region to detect possible cases and train health workers in infection control practices. 356 more words

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MERS sickens UAE paramedics, Jordanian, more Saudis

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) today announced a cluster of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases in six Filipino paramedics, killing one of them, while the World Health Organization (WHO) announced an infection in a Jordanian man who had recently traveled to Saudi Arabia. 633 more words


Does influenza have an Achilles' heel?

Flu epidemics cause up to half a million deaths worldwide each year, and emerging strains continually threaten to spread to humans and cause even deadlier pandemics. 357 more words


Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young The Courier-Mail push to improve Queensland vaccination rates

Courier Mail Laura Chalmers 14 April 2014

THE State’s top medical officer says parents are being duped into not vaccinating their children by groups working with “unfounded and debunked” material. 24 more words


Melbourne hosts world conference on AIDS

News.com.au Grant McArthur  Herald Sun April 09, 2014

RESEARCH to be unveiled in Melbourne soon could take the world a step closer to curing AIDS, the scientist who first discovered HIV believes. 75 more words