infectious diseases

Remote Australian community

Researchers and clinicians will work in close partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to develop a national framework for ‘point-of-care’ testing for infectious diseases. 

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UNSW researchers will work with an international team to strengthen lab testing and diagnosis of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

Health care workers wearing PPE

The federal government has announced COVID-19 vaccination will now become mandatory for aged-care workers. This comes amid a slow and troubled rollout in the sector.

A healthcare worker wearing PPE prepares an injection

Australia's expedited plan to start dishing out COVID jabs in mid-late February will call for NASA-like logistical organisation. And ideally, no more clusters of infections to distract frontline workers.

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Babies and asymptomatic cases account for up to half of COVID-19 infections in the under-five age group, which has implications for vaccination programs, a new UNSW study has found.

Open window

Open windows and doors, use fans, and set your aircon to pull fresh air from outside.

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UNSW Sydney experts explain the epidemiology definitions you should know before tuning in to another COVID-19 press update – and the ones Australia needs to work on. 

COVID-19 media contacts UNSW

UNSW has a wide range of experts available for comment on the coronavirus pandemic.

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UNSW has a wide range of experts available for comment on the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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