ajc.com - 11th February, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS — As far as flu seasons go, experts are saying the levels of visits to hospitals and emergency rooms for this one are comparable to the 2009 swine flu. As such, reports of otherwise healthy or young people dying from the infection...

news.com.au - 23rd February, 2018 PEOPLE who visited the CBD’s southeast this year and experiencing flu-like symptoms are being urged to seek medical help, as an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease is being investigated. Three cases of the respiratory infection have been reported to the Department of Health, which has...

independent.co.uk - 30th August, 2017 Antibiotic-resistant genes are being spread around the world in animal feed, according to new research that adds to fears humanity could lose one of our most important medicines. A Government-commissioned report last year estimated 10 million people a year could die worldwide...

health.gov - 30th August, 2017 The importance of seasonal influenza vaccine for health care workers and high risk groups has been well documented, yet health care worker (HCW) influenza vaccination rates have risen only minimally over the past 20 years and are far short of U.S....

levinperconti.com - 5th February, 2018 Lead health officials seem to agree that this season’s flu is extremely dangerous and contagious, making aging care facilities, where people share spaces and depend on others for hygiene care, a prime location for the virus to spread. In New Zealand,...

newshub.co.nz - 10th July, 2017 A new study reveals Australian GPs are heavily overprescribing antibiotics. The research found they're doling out between four and nine times as many antibiotics for throat and lung infections as they should. And there are concerns New Zealand doctors are doing the same. "Australia...

abc.net.au - 30th October, 2017 Research is showing drug-resistant golden staph infections are now more likely to be caught in the community, rather than in a hospital. Hospitals were once considered ground zero for drug-resistant staph infections, but thanks to better infection control measures and more sparing...

agedcareguide.com.au - 27th November, 2017 Poor facility management and low staff vaccination rates played a key role in a number of influenza deaths at aged care homes this winter, a new Government review has revealed. The review of the St Johns facilities in Wangaratta, Victoria and the...

theaustralian.com.au - 13th November, 2017 A federal government audit of two aged care homes where more than a dozen residents died of influenza earlier this year has found poor management and low staff vaccination rates led to an “unacceptable” handling of this year’s deadly outbreak. Aged Care...

agedcareguide.com.au - 25th October, 2017 Unannounced accreditation visits are one of the key recommendations to come out of today’s release of the much anticipated Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes at the National Press Club in Canberra. The review, ordered earlier this year by Minister...