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UNSW researchers have created new DNA tests to accelerate Salmonella detection and, in the future, pinpoint the source of food poisoning outbreaks.

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Whooping cough bacteria are becoming smarter at colonising and feeding off unwitting hosts, strengthening calls for a new vaccine, according to UNSW researchers.

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A new UNSW Sydney study shows antibiotics and vaccines may be less effective against whooping cough as a new strain appears in China.

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In a case of sophisticated scientific sleuthing, a UNSW researcher has helped pin down the source of an unprecedented outbreak of streptococcal disease in China.

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The bacterium that causes whooping cough has evolved – most likely in response to the vaccine used to prevent the disease – with a possible reduced effectiveness of the vaccine as a result, a new study shows.

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Vaccination programs against whooping cough may not be fully effective because the bacteria that cause the disease have mutated, a UNSW study has found.