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Whooping cough cases are spiking in NSW, Qld

The federal health department has reported an increasing number of whooping cough cases, with 7031 cases recorded in the first five months of this year. About 45 per cent of those cases are in Queensland, and about 40 per cent are in New ...

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Tough cold and flu season ahead

The forthcoming flu season is forecast to be just as bad or worse than 2023, with one in three people tipped to get a cold or influenza. Flu cases are already double the weekly rate of last year, but one ...

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Stopping carers becoming carriers

It is worth investigating if there are compelling health and financial benefits from mandatory flu vaccinations for aged care staff, writes Robert Booy. Residential aged care staff are a major potential source of infection, yet research shows that only about ...

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Keeping the slate clean

Preparing for another wave of H1N1 influenza is the perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of infection control, writes Judy Forest. As we move into flu season, those working within the residential care sector must be prepared for ...

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