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Ebola outbreak: Two die in DR Congo after escaping quarantine centre

ABC News 23 May 2018

Three patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus have escaped from a hospital holding them in quarantine in the Congolese city of Mbandaka, an aid group says, as medics race to stop the disease spreading in the teeming river port. 41 more words


Virus afflicting thousands of Indigenous Australians to receive 'rapid action', Health Minister Greg Hunt signals

ABC News Bridget Brennan 25 May 2018

A major new taskforce will focus on Australia’s response to the blood-borne virus HTLV-1, found in Aboriginal communities at 1,000 times the rate of anywhere else in the world. 149 more words

Clinical Pathology

EMS is the First Line of Defense Against Spread of Infectious Diseases

In Public Safety Keith Collins 22 May 2018

Emergency services personnel play a vital role in maintaining public health. Not only are they the first to provide medical care during an emergency, they are also the first line of defense in identifying and helping prevent the spread of infectious diseases. 56 more words


Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations begin in DR Congo

BBC News 21 May 2018

Health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have begun an immunisation campaign in an attempt to halt the spread of an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. 51 more words


Lini Puthussery: India's 'hero' nurse who died battling Nipah virus

BBC News 22 May 2018

Lini Puthussery, a 28-year-old nurse, wrote this note to her husband as she was dying from the deadly Nipah virus on Monday in India’s southern state of Kerala. 105 more words


Queensland’s flu season starts, hundreds more cases than same time last year

Courier Mail Laura Polson 22 May 2018

QUEENSLAND’S flu season is well and truly under way with hundreds more cases recorded than at the same time last year. 50 more words

Forensic Pathology