Author Archives: mdjkf
Dr Bruce Aylward also was on an Australian webinar on 6/3/20 – recording here. 2 March 20:30 GMT — Transmission details emerge from WHO China analysisCOVID China has mounted “perhaps the most ambitious, agile and aggressive disease containment effort in … Continue reading
Our recent ‘Lessons from the Field’ paper is now (freely) available via the Western Pacific Surveillance and Response journal It is focused on implementation of quality testing in Pacific Island nations. Clinicians and others may be interested in the answers … Continue reading
Here is excellent straightforward WHO guidance required to set up a cost-effective production facility within an LMIC hospital. Commercial product will usually cost 5-10 times the price. Hand hygiene by staff before and after every patient interaction is one of … Continue reading
Epidemiology and surveillance 101 Ferguson 2019 From the John Hunter Hospital 2019 Infectious Diseases tutorial program. References The art of medicine- The singular science of John Snow – Lancet 2013 – an excellent 2 page overview of the ‘father’ of … Continue reading
Guest posting from Dr Dan Lennon, Microbiology Registrar. Here is another excellent overview of important antimalarials. Artemisinin Derivatives Lennon 2019.
Guest posting from Dr Dan Lennon, Microbiology Registrar, Pathology North. This species is increasingly recognised now that MALDITOF mass spectrometry is widely used for bacterial identification. Here is a useful short summary : S argenteus Lennon 2019 Sept. These species … Continue reading
I have assembled bibliographies of Cryptococcal literature relevant to: PNG here – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/collections/58897830/?msg=publicURL Cambodia – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/collections/58897847/?msg=publicURL Two PNG PhD theses of relevance date from the 1990s – summaries here – the authors published several papers that are within the collection … Continue reading
Thanks Josh Davis for this excellent two page summary. Study it to walk the fungal talk! Davis overview of fungi and diseases 2014
There are a large number of valuable training classes available via CDC. The access process is a little complicated and i have unpacked it in this document: ACCESSING THE CDC LAB COURSES The set of 6 basic microbiology elements are … Continue reading
Guest posting: Dr Chris Ashhurst-Smith, Pathology North. Another excellent class from Chris. This was previously sitting at the end of the faeces reading video. Part 5: Respiratory culture plate reading. Video Felix Ferguson. 18 minutes.