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  Did you know that childcare work could be putting the health of workers, and the health of their family and friends at risk? For example: Hepatitis A is a very contagious virus that is known to spread in childcare settings, but many childcare workers are not covered. There are two main types of Hepatitis – known as A […]

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Whooping cough (a.k.a. pertussis) is a dangerous disease that can kill newborn babies – even in civilised countries like Australia.   In the womb, mothers give babies antibodies to many diseases e.g. measles – but not to whooping cough. Furthermore,  whooping cough vaccination cannot be given to babies until 6-8 weeks of age. The vaccine just does not work very well […]

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World Rabies Day is in a few days. It aims to raise awareness about rabies. This year’s theme is Educate, Vaccinate, Eliminate. This year’s theme is Educate, Vaccinate, Eliminate. Rabies is a serious problem in many parts of the world: Rabies threatens half the world’s population – about 55,000 deaths per year. Australia is truly a […]

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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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TB Vaccine ( BCG ) Brisbane

October 15th, 2013

Yes we give BCG  vaccine in our clinic in the Brisbane CBD (click here for details about appointments.) BCG is the vaccine used to protect against the disease Tuberculosis, also known as TB. BCG vaccine is not part of the routine Australian vaccines. This is because Tuberculosis is (thankfully) very rare in this country. However, in […]

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Travelling With Children

July 3rd, 2012

Some recent studies have documented the likelihood of illness in children travellers. They reported roughly one in 3 children who travel abroad, will acquire a travel-related illness. Diarrhoea, feverish illness, skin conditions, and respiratory problems were the most common. Infected insect bites and sunburn also rated a special mention. Risk varied by age groups and […]

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