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There was a recent news report of an Australian MP who contracted n unusual germ halfway across the Kokoda track. He suddenly went blind. The report states he has subsequently recovered some sight in one eye. The germ they report as the suspected cause was referred to as a ‘spiny amoeba’. The technical name for […]

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A great question – but like much of life, I don’t have a simple answer. Long answer follows: Generally milk products are risky, unless they have been refrigerated, stored correctly etc. I know several patients who have become ill from drinking a lassi – which is a yoghurt-like drink, but that is not quite yoghurt. […]

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Critical human antibiotics are used in fish aquaculture Aquaculture is the farming of freshwater and saltwater organisms such as finfish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants. World aquaculture doubled from 1994 – 2004. World aquaculture of food fish in 2004 was 45.5 million tons, of which about two thirds was in China. Unfortunately in some places […]

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Rabies in Bali

March 20th, 2010

In September 2008, the first cases of rabies were reported in Bali. The number of reported human deaths has now surpassed 40, but only 28 are ‘officially’ reported. No deaths in tourists so far. Post bite vaccination is not readily available in Bali. A Sunshine Coast family were reported to be in Bali for less […]

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