infectious diseases

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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. 

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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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One of the Kirby Institute's long-time champions has been appointed as its new Director and "could not be prouder" to carry on the Institute's life-saving research. 

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They're everywhere in hospitals, travellers' backpacks and the aisles of pharmacies in winter, but do we really need to use alcohol-based hand sanitiser, asks Mary-Louise McLaws.

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Professor Miles Davenport, Dr Deborah Cromer, Dr Mykola Pinkevych and, Dr David Khouryfrom the Kirby Institute at UNSW are part of a team in the running for the UNSW Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research.

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Worldwide, around 30 million people enter and leave prison each year. Of these people, around 4.5 million have hepatitis C, almost 1 million have HIV and 1.5 million have hepatitis B infections.

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UNSW’s Kirby Institute will partner with Australia’s leading experts in clinical, laboratory and public health research on a new initiative to boost the country’s response to infectious disease outbreaks.

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The first ever international review of scabies and impetigo has indentified global hotspots and revealed children are disproportionately affected by the debilitating infectious conditions.

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