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This blog post has been updated today Sept 14, 2014 The report in the media about Lyssavirus being found in a flying fox in Brisbane is a good reminder about LOOK BUT DONT TOUCH.  Flying fox are perfectly safe if you don’t touch them. Anyone who has had physical contact with a flying fox should seek […]

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The ABC program Landline The Quiet Curse” recently featured the disease Q fever. This has generated a lot of enquiries about Q Fever to our clinic. Q Fever rarely attracts media attention and yet it is among the most costly and severe infectious diseases in Australia. Persons at occupational risk should be vaccinated. Our specialised […]

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The 2014/15 northern hemisphere flu season was unusually severe. The Flu death toll in Hong Kong could be the highest in 15 years . In the US it was the most severe and prolonged for a decade This may have been partly due to the fact that the yearly flu vaccine that was available was […]

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We have had numerous phone calls to the clinic regarding the media reports of persons contracting Hepatitis A from frozen berries in Australia e.g. this one. It is reported the berries were packed in a polluted river in China. This highlights how global our food sources have become, and even if we are not travelling, […]

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MEDIA RELEASE ‘Love Your Lungs at 65 Years Young’ this Pneumonia Awareness Week Almost two-in-three Queensland seniors may be jeopardising their ‘golden years’ by not protecting against an often fatal lung infection, despite being at increased risk.1 Lung Foundation Australia’s ‘Love Your Lungs at 65 Years Young’ research released today reveals 94 per cent of […]

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MEDIA RELEASE 17 APRIL 2014 Queensland doctors are issuing Aussie fans and footballers heading to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a ‘yellow card for yellow fever’. Queensland travel health pioneer, Dr Deborah Mills, aka ‘Dr Deb’, Brisbane, is joining forces today (Thursday, April 17) with the Australian medical football team, the Docceroos, […]

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QLD media release WED, FEBRUARY 5, 2014 A form of fish poisoning resembling an allergic reaction that occurs within a few hours of eating histamine-contaminated fish – was reportedly responsible for the recent deaths of an Aussie mum and daughter.   However according to Dr Deborah Mills (aka “Dr Deb”), Medical Director, Dr Deb The […]

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World Rabies Day 2013

September 27th, 2013

QLD media release and media outcomes FOR WORLD RABIES DAY SAT, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 ‘Look, but don’t touch’ urges Queensland rabies expert A leading travel-health pioneer will issue Queenslanders with a public health warning today (Saturday, September 28) about the risks associated with a disease that kills an estimated 55,000 people each year.1 Dr Deborah […]

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Yellow Fever Exemption

August 22nd, 2013

Many people have recently been ringing our clinic and asking … Is it acceptable to have a medical exemption for yellow fever vaccine instead of the vaccination certificate? Some of our patients have been told by their travel agent that the exemption certificate is not good enough and they must get vaccinated. This is ill […]

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How vaccines changed our world

February 21st, 2013

Here is an interesting infographic from an article; How vaccines changed our world .

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