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Let's get things in perspective

While the current outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa is very serious, in the current panic people have forgotten that malaria kills thousands of times more people than Ebola each year… 484 more words


Australia's rejection of costly new treatment sofosbuvir a 'death sentence for Hepatitis C sufferers'

ABC News Deborah Cornwall 24 October 2014

Liver experts at a conference on the Gold Coast have been warned Australia is on the verge of a catastrophic death spiral from Hepatitis C. 62 more words

Clinical Pathology

Infectious disease expert Professor Lyn Gilbert appointed to oversee Australia's response to Ebola threat

ABC News Sophie Scott 23 October 2014 7:05pm

One of Australia’s leading doctors has been appointed the country’s Ebola tsar with the job of overseeing the response to the epidemic. 178 more words

Leadership / Management

Russia will not destroy smallpox virus

BioPrepWatch 17 October 2014

Pending the decision of the World Health Organization (WHO) to destroy smallpox virus stocks, the Russian State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology (VECTOR) will not eliminate its stocks prematurely.



WHO aims for Ebola serum in weeks and vaccine tests in Africa by January

The Guardian 22 October 2014

The World Health Organisation has announced it hopes to begin testing two experimental Ebola vaccines in west Africa by January and may have a blood serum treatment available for use in Liberia within two weeks. 63 more words


Townsville Hospital to run Ebola simulations

Townsville Bulletin Anthony Templeton 22 October 2014

THE Townsville Hospital will run a simulation to gauge whether it is prepared to handle an outbreak of the ebola virus. 37 more words

Leadership / Management