infectious diseases

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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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UNSW Medicine has developed an online diploma in infectious disease management for India's largest private hospital group.

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Immunisation plays an important role in keeping Australians healthy in old age, writes Raina MacIntyre.

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By paying our share to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Australia will maintain the right to exert influence on one of the real jewels of international co-operation, write John Kaldor and David Cooper. 

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Health care workers who consistently wear special fitted face masks are much less likely to get clinical respiratory and bacterial infections, according to new research led by UNSW academics.