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April 2007 - Newsletter

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Communicable Diseases Control Conference (March 2007)

Mar 2007 - News

NCIRS staff presented a number of posters at the CDC conference in Canberra in March 2007. The biennial national conference is held under the auspices of the Communicable Diseases Network Australia and the Public Health Laboratory Network. PDF copies of the posters can be accessed below.

Pandemic influenza: Sydney business leaders discuss the possible impact in a focus group - Ralf Itzwerth
An earlier 2nd dose of MMR? Insights from modelling - James Wood
Pertussis epidemiology in Australia over the decade 1995-2005: trends by region and age group - Helen Quinn
Age-specific trends in varicella hospitalisations in Australia prior to a universally funded program - Anita Heywood


IX International Symposium on Respiratory Viral Infections (March 2007)

Mar 2007 - News

NCIRS staff presented a number of posters at this recent conference in Hong Kong. PDF copies of the posters can be accessed below.

Active surveillance and early intervention with oseltamivir for controlling influenza outbreaks in aged care facilities - Clayton Chiu
An outbreak of influenza B at a chronic care psychogeriatric hospital - Holly Seale


Australian government funds rotavirus vaccine

Mar 2007 - News

Two rotavirus vaccines will be included on the National Immunisation Program, Rotarix from GlaxoSmithKline and RotaTeq from CSL Limited.

The new vaccine will be given orally to babies from 2 to 6 months of age, commencing in July 2007. All babies born from 1 May 2007 will be eligible for the free vaccine. Two or three doses, depending on the brand administered, will generally be given at the same time as other immunisations at around 2, 4 and 6 months of age.


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NCIRS Varicella Zoster Virus Workshop - held on 16 & 17 November 2006

Nov 2006 - Events

A 2-day workshop on the varicella-zoster virus was held in Sydney on the 16-17th November 2006. Prominent international guest speakers included Professor Myron Levin (US), Professor Anne Gershon (US) and Professor Judith Breuer (UK).


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