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Q&A about Covid Vaccine

March 29th, 2021

    Is the COVID vaccine mandatory? No – you can choose whether or not you wish to have a COVID vaccine, and you can also decide when you want to have it.   If you choose not to have a COVID-19 vaccine, your eligibility for Government payments won’t be affected. It is unclear if […]

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Travel Health in the age of COVID Mandatory Hotel Quarantine is a necessary evil in the fight against this virus but it is hard on the “guests”. Those who read the news and think – oh that looks OK…. two weeks in a luxury hotel…. how bad can that be?  Well, it’s not completely like […]

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Dr Deb Mills I travelled from Dunedin NZ to Brisbane on 10th July 2020. At that time there were no reported cases of community transmission of the new coronavirus in New Zealand so I considered I was more likely to get infected on the flight than bring the disease into Australia. I did not know how […]

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International Travel Recovery means trekking

We love to travel but WHEN can we go? Aside from everything else, this COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a big spanner in many travel plans.  How long until we have an International Travel Recovery? When can we go? It is likely to take ‘a wee while’ as my Scottish grandma used to say. Of course, it will […]

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Graphic of COVID-19

This is not about whether you will get sick and die from COVID-19. Most people will not. This is about two things – one that is about you and the other that is about helping those less fortunate than you in the society that we all share and benefit from.   We need to protect the […]

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COVID19 Coronavirus

January 21st, 2020

Update 17th Feb 2020 The situation continues to evolve. Almost all cases of COVID19 are in China so,  unless it is urgent, don’t go to China for the moment – the persons in China have a lot going on, and probably don’t need visitors right now anyway. There is no risk in Australia. There are […]

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Update 21-4-21 We are thrilled to report we have now published this research. Mills DJ, Lau CL, Mills C, Furuya-Kanamori L. Efficacy of one-dose intramuscular rabies vaccine as pre-exposure prophylaxis in travellers. Journal of Travel Medicine. 2021 Apr 10;taab059. Link to the abstract is here https://academic.oup.com/jtm/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/jtm/taab059/6219917 Thanks so much to all those who assisted with this project. […]

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We are very pleased to report that our recent research project was published in a very respected journal: Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID). AND we received this notification in April 2019 As editor-in-chief of Clinical Infectious Diseases and on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, I would like to thank you for your contribution to our journal […]

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Neural connections are damaged in Japanese Encephalitis

Another tragic case of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) has been reported – this time in a 60-year-old Victorian man who merely visited Phuket, Thailand on a holiday and ran into the ‘ wrong mosquito’. The mosquito likes rural areas mostly, but not always. The mossie feeds at dust, mostly. The virus circulates in pigs and wading birds […]

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World TB Day – March 24th

March 24th, 2017

Today is World TB day In 2015, there were 1.8 million TB-related deaths worldwide. TB or Tuberculosis is due to a bacteria that is generally coughed from person to person. One third of the world’s population is infected with TB – most are not sick but have whats called latent TB. In 2015, 10.4 million people around the world became […]

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