Monthly Archives: June 2017

Neisseria gonnorhoeae – testing overview

A Neisseria gonorrhoeae update from our registrar Ian Marr.  We still culture it regularly from our samples – susceptibility testing is done at a reference laboratory. PCR diagnosis from early pass urine is the mainstay for most patients (main test method … Continue reading

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WHO Core Components for Infection Control

Essential guidelines published last year by the WHO.  There is an excellent brief (2 minute) video review of the components. This is the single page info graphic: Remember also to complete the 10 free Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare … Continue reading

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Q fever and other rickettsia

This Q fever presentation from Professor Stephen Graves is worthwhile of review.  The presence of Q fever in PNG is likely but not proven as yet.   Dr Ak’s paper to be appended soon! Also review this summary of laboratory … Continue reading

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