infectious disease

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With World Health Day on Sunday, UNSW is highlighting how its researchers are working to make universal health coverage a reality.

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Point-of-care tests to detect and treat key infectious diseases will be expanded in 300 health centres in four countries thanks to a new program led by UNSW. 

Zika

Professor Bill Rawlinson from UNSW's School of Medical Sciences explains what the Zika virus is, and the particular concerns for pregnant women contracting Zika virus disease. 

 

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A virus is deliberately released inflicting serious illness and death. This is just one scenario to be examined this week during Australia’s first university-based bioterrorism course at UNSW. 

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Annual HIV funding from developed to developing countries is about $US18 billion, however this is still about $US5 billion a year short of what’s required to sustain the gains of the last decade, writes William Bowtell.

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A flying squad of Australian public health specialists has been officially launched, bringing together for the first time experts who can rush to disaster zones to stop the spread of infectious diseases.