Tags » Virology

Government commits to reinstating Townsville biosecurity lab

Townsville Bulletin ANTHONY GALLOWAY  May 21, 2015

TOWNSVILLE’S biosecurity laboratory looks set to be reinstated after being shut down by the previous LNP Government.
Queensland’s Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne told the Queensland Parliament this morning there was a need to invest in new biosecurity laboratory facilities in North Queensland and he has raised the matter with his Federal counterpart Barnaby Joyce. 32 more words

Leadership / Management

Measles outbreak sparks Queensland Health staff mandatory immunisation bid

Brisbane Times Amy Remeikis May 20, 2015

Health Minister Cameron Dick is investigating making immunisation mandatory for Queensland Health staff, after up to 4500 people were left potentially exposed to measles, after coming into contact with a paramedic infected with the disease. 68 more words


Ebola: Australian researcher helps to identify vaccine model

ABC News | May 19, 2015 | Thomas Oriti

An Australian researcher has helped to identify what has been described as the most effective model for human trials of Ebola vaccines. 45 more words

Science - General

Tourists at risk in Queensland measles outbreak

The Brisbane Times | May 19, 2015 | Tony Moore

UPDATE: Up to 4500 people could be at risk after a Queensland paramedic was diagnosed with measles. 53 more words


Oxford Ebola vaccine booster to enter clinical trials

BioPrepWatch 14 May 2015

A prime boost for a vaccine candidate is being investigated by Oxford University. The boost to the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Chimp Adenovirus type 3 Ebola vaccine candidate will enter phase 1 trials, Oxford University announced Wednesday. 33 more words


Viral membrane fusion

A useful short review from Stephen Harrison which approaches viral memberane fusion from a structural biology standpoint.

Viral membrane fusion. Virology. 10 Apr 2015 doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2015.03.043… 147 more words


Prison time for defying health orders

The Sydney Morning Herald AAP May 13, 2015

Anyone suspected of having a serious contagious disease such as Ebola could face five years in prison if they defy orders to stay at home. 151 more words

Leadership / Management