Category Archives: Module-virology

Immunisation schedules and SAQ

It’s useful to know your schedules and appreciate something of the rationale for the dosing recommendations. Also be aware of key vaccines that are yet to be introduced – e.g. rotavirus, HPV.  Please work through the SAQ below. PNG Immunization … Continue reading

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Virology overview

Consider specific diagnostic approaches to each agent, including where relevant, serological testing, antigen detection and nucleic acid amplification methods.  Also know what is locally in use in your laboratory. Immunisation – need to know about the vaccines that are available … Continue reading

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Rabies review

Dr Ian Marr has produced a useful summary for our local ID & Micro tutes recently which is shared – Rabies_2018 Marr . It includes reference to Australian bat lyssavirus which clearly may have an incidence outside of Australia (in bats and/or … Continue reading

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Human Papilloma Virus – further resources

HPV organism overview summary from Dr Rob Pickles, June 2018  20180615092024. Naturally Acquired Immunity Against Human Papillomavirus (HPV): Why It Matters in the HPV Vaccine Era. Editorial, JID 2014. Possible interactions between Chlamydial infection/ other STDs and HPV carcinogenesis : Cervical Cancer Induction Enhancement … Continue reading

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Human Papilloma Virus key papers: testing strategy, impact of immunisation, women’s knowledge (PNG)

HPV and cervical cancer remain incredibly important topics for detailed study by all post graduates.  Again, these papers are available as free text via the PUBMED links provided. Field Evaluation of Xpert HPV Point-of-Care Test for Detection of Human Papillomavirus … Continue reading

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Hepatitis E- more important issues for Pacific nations

Please see this previously posted presentation from Prof. Josh Davis about HEV– an excellent overview – tells the Australian part of the story – endemicity in pigs (genotype 3) and local foodborne outbreaks. The only survey of seroprevalence in the Pacific … Continue reading

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HTLV-1 in Papua New Guinea

Guest posting: Dr Ian Marr, Senior Microbiology Registrar, Pathology North, NSW.  Human T cell lymphotropic virus 1 (HTLV-1), the first human retrovirus discovered, is found in some PNG populations and is an important topic for M. Med. post-grads and established … Continue reading

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Hepatitis B and transfusion testing – short question answers

Hepatitis B and transfusion testing – model answers to Feb 2017 tute questions

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Metapneumovirus (hMPV) – bug of the week

Human-metapneumovirus-sept-2016-path-north summary sheet. See also this local case reports of severe pneumonia due to hMPV.  Includes discussion of Hunter New England region, NSW,  Australia epidemiology and current knowledge / research in to hMPV. Note the change to taxonomy that has occurred in … Continue reading

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Adenovirus – bug of the week

Adenovirus overview -2016-path-north; Prepared for our weekly pathology teaching round by one of our registrars. Reference CDC Adenovirus site Image credit: http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/A/adenovirus_infection.html  

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