biosecurity

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The number of live animals seized by the Australian Government has tripled since 2017, with blue-tongue lizards and sulphur-crested cockatoos frequently captured.

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The third-generation vaccine has fewer potential side effects than second-generation vaccines and can be safely given to people with weakened immune systems.

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A significant cryptocurrency donation to UNSW Sydney will support an open-source tool providing early warning of emerging pandemics.

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An 80% adult vaccination rate corresponds to 64% of the overall population, leaving plenty of people susceptible to the virus if restrictions ease too quickly.

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There's no evidence you can spread the novel coronavirus before showing symptoms, but one study suggests it's possible for children and young people to be infectious without ever having symptoms.

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UNSW research that simulates a smallpox pandemic and its global implications is among the first studies published in the new open access journal Global Biosecurity.

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A UNSW Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on biosecurity and bioterrorism is drawing people from a wide range of backgrounds.

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UNSW scientists have achieved a world first, publishing the complete DNA sequence of the Queensland fruit fly – a development that will improve both biosecurity and methods for controlling this global horticultural pest.