Raina MacIntyre

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Public health experts are gathering at UNSW today to discuss why one year after endemic measles was officially eliminated Australia continues to be plagued by sporadic outbreaks of the virus.

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If you’re over 50 and get the flu jab, you’ll not only help to keep the dreaded lurgy at bay but you could also reduce your risk of a heart attack.

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The use of cloth masks by healthcare workers may actually put them at increased risk of respiratory illness and viral infections and their global use should be discouraged, according to a UNSW study. 

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Australia’s unique policy of linking financial benefits to vaccination poses a real risk of backlash, write Raina MacIntyre and Daniel Salmon.

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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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Inadequate guidelines for personal protective equipment may be to blame for health care workers contracting Ebola outside West Africa, writes Raina McIntyre.

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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.

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

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There are calls for the frail and elderly not be be overlooked for vaccines against pneumonia this winter, with UNSW research challenging conventional wisdom on immunisation effectiveness in older patients.

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Early indications suggest we could be facing a severe flu season, which means people in at-risk groups should get vaccinated as soon as possible, writes Raina MacIntyre. 

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