Category Archives: Viruses

Hepatitis C- updates on biology and the new treatments from Josh Davis

Guest posting: A/Prof Josh Davis, Infectious Diseases Physician, John Hunter Hospital, NSW, Principal  Research Fellow, Menzies School of Health Research, NT, Australia. Hepatitis C Virus ID_Micro tute August 2016 HCV treatment JHH ID meeting 2016

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Hepatitis A to E – Josh Davis with some clear messages

Guest posting: A/Prof Josh Davis, Infectious Diseases Physician,  University of Newcastle and John Hunter Hospital  Presented with his usual idiosyncratic style! Great for revision and to learn about the cutting edge of HBV management. Hepatitis Viruses A to E_2015 Davis 2014 … Continue reading

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Cytomegalovirus – congenital disease prevention & treatment

Excellent series of expert reviews in Microbiology Australia recently including: Congenital cytomegalovirus: the invisible problem- Prof. Bill Rawlinson Clinical and epidemiological features of congenital cytomegalovirus infection globally–  Wendy J van Zuylen Therapeutics to prevent congenital cytomegalovirus during pregnancy: what is available … Continue reading

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Zika – more important reports to consider

The A to Z of Zika A-Z with additional recent Pacific Nation data Presentation_18022016 Eastwood Taylor  – recent update from our Population Health experts, Keith Eastwood and Kat Taylor, Feb 2016. Potential sexual transmissions and CDC (USA) interim advice just released. … Continue reading

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Zika, Chikungunya viruses et al – essential knowledge

This recent NEJM editorial (free access) provides a good overview of the global situation concerning four important arboviruses: West Nile, Chikungunya, Zika and Dengue. Essential reading. This presentation, CHIKV ZIKA Ferguson Feb 2015 includes microbiological and clinical overviews and data on recent Pacific epidemiology. It’s a … Continue reading

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Human-to-Human Transmission of Ebola Virus- what’s the real evidence?

This short, excellent review from Centers for Disease Control, USA is worth reading in full! “During the 1995 Ebola outbreak in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of Congo, 80 (25%) of the 315 case-patients were healthcare personnel, and all of the healthcare … Continue reading

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Chimpanzee Adenovirus Vector Ebola Vaccine

Promising work – an immunogenic vaccine in phase 1 trial reported just this week. Accompanying editorial worth a read as are many of the other papers.

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