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Measles vaccination: Australians urged to get vaccine amid outbreaks

Australians aged between 20 and 53 who are travelling overseas are being urged to check their measles vaccination history and if necessary get an additional dose, as authorities report a dramatic… more
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First case of extensively drug-resistant typhoid reported in Australia

Australia's first case of extensively drug-resistant typhoid has been confirmed in a 20-month-old girl, who was taken to hospital suffering with high fever and vomiting. Professor Raina MacIntyre,… more
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Third person diagnosed with measles in Australia in two days

Despite measles being officially eradicated in Australia in 2014, the epidemics overseas have led to travellers bringing the highly-infectious disease back home. With its high rates of vaccination,… more
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Why the DRC Ebola outbreak was declared a global emergency

WHY THE DRC EBOLA OUTBREAK WAS DECLARED A GLOBAL EMERGENCY AND WHY IT MATTERS. In mid-July the WHO declared the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of… more
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Should NIP flu vaccines be extended to 50 year olds?

A new study has examined the effect of flu vaccine in preventing heart attack – while one expert warns of subpar overall uptake and the Guild calls for vaccine harmonisation. A study presented at… more
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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in immunocompromised children

Long term follow up of persistence of immunity following quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in immunocompromised children.  Research from Kirby Institute shows three dose schedule of… more

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To reduce the immunisation gap between adults and children through research, teaching and advocacy, with a special focus on the elderly, high risk and vulnerable populations.

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Dr Elizabeth Kpozehouen

Dr Elizabeth Kpozehouen

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Dr Rob Menzies

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