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Study explores long COVID symptoms in kids under 14

27 June, 2022

A study of children aged 0–14 years has confirmed that children who have received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis can experience symptoms lasting at least two months.

How to digitise your IPC strategy

23 June, 2022 by Amy Sarcevic

For many healthcare professionals, face masks, shields and soap have been the hallmark images of infection prevention and control throughout the pandemic.

Eyes a haven for Ebola and other viruses

22 June, 2022

A specific cell within our retina appears to be particularly good at housing Ebola and other viruses, according to research based on cells from donated human eyes.

Study explores hospital bacteria's ability to change

27 May, 2022

Flinders University researchers are exploring hospital strain of Acinetobacter baumannii and its cellular response to important antibiotic colistin.

Respiratory syncytial virus behind 100,000 child deaths

23 May, 2022

There were over 45,000 deaths in infants under six months old in 2019, with one in five of the total global cases of RSV occurring in this age group.

NSW reports 'probable' case of monkeypox

23 May, 2022

A 40-year-old traveller recently returned from Europe has been identified as a probable case of monkeypox, with confirmatory testing underway.

Model finds key to COVID-19 deaths in the elderly

20 May, 2022

A person's ability to fight infections largely depends on how well their immune system replicates the cells effective at destroying the virus that causes the disease.

Long COVID: Half of patients hospitalised have at least one symptom two years on

18 May, 2022

Half of a a group of patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 infection in Wuhan, China, still have at least one lingering symptom two years on, according to a new study.

Raw meat parasite linked to common eye disease

13 May, 2022

One in 150 Australians have retinal scars caused by the Toxoplasma parasite, according to new Flinders University analysis.

800 Victorians sought for COVID-19 booster shot trial

09 May, 2022

The CEPI and the MCRI are inviting participation for a global trial investigating whether vaccinating people with a lower COVID-19 booster dose is just as effective as a full dose, but with fewer side effects.

Good IPC programs can reduce infections by 70% — WHO

09 May, 2022

Recent disease outbreaks have highlighted how healthcare settings can contribute to the spread of infections, if insufficient attention is paid to infection prevention and control.

Study explores AMR bacteria presence in supermarket meat

09 May, 2022

New report claims there is an alarming proportion of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in packaged beef and salmon from Australian supermarkets.

Hepatitis cases of unknown origin raise concerns

02 May, 2022

More than 11 countries around the world, including the US, UK, Spain, Israel, Denmark, Norway and France among other countries, have reported acute, severe hepatitis of unknown origin.

Australian innovation delivering standardised frontline ultrasound infection prevention

01 May, 2022

In Australia, patients will suffer from an estimated 165,000 healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) each year.

New coating for implants, medical devices cuts infection risk

29 April, 2022

Infections after hip replacements and from orthopaedic device procedures can be complicated and lead to painful and repeat surgeries.

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