Category Archives: Module-virology

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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Endemic Hepatitis E in Oz (and elsewhere) – update from Prof 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. Another excellent presentation from Josh.  HEV talk ASID Annual Scientific Meeting 2016_Davis.  An essential topic for ID and Pathology post-grads! References (both … Continue reading

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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, 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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