ecudaily.com.au - 22nd October, 2017 Look around you. Some of the people you see probably don’t wash their hands often enough.  The most common side effect of this is the increased risk of catching gastro or the flu, among many others. Human faeces contain a number of bacteria,...

theaustralian.com.au - 2nd October, 2017 Experts are investigating whether a mutant strain of the gastro-like rotavirus is responsible for a surge in NSW cases after outbreaks in aged care facilities and child care centres. More than 1300 cases of the highly-contagious virus have been recorded by NSW...

abc.net.au - 21st September, 2017 More than 160,000 people have been confirmed to have the flu this year, ranging from mild to severe, and some even causing death. As reported by the ABC, dozens of people across Australia have died in recent months after contracting the flu, including an...

infectioncontroltoday.com - 7th September, 2017 The failure to change gloves is common among certified nursing assistants, and may be a significant cause of the spread of dangerous pathogens in nursing homes and long-term healthcare settings, according to a new study published in the September issue of...

health.gov.au - 3rd September, 2017 The Turnbull Government will investigate ways to boost vaccination rates among workers in aged care facilities, including making the flu vaccine compulsory, following an increase in deaths this winter. Health Minister Greg Hunt has requested Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy,...

theaustralian.com.au - 1st September, 2017 Seven people are dead and the toll could grow after an influenza outbreak swept through a regional Victorian aged care home. The residents, aged between 70 to 94, died at Wangaratta's St John's Retirement Village in the fortnight up to Wednesday. "There is...

abc.net.au - 5th September, 2017 New South Wales Health and the state's Food Authority are investigating an outbreak of Hepatitis A, with 12 cases confirmed across Sydney and its surrounds over the past five weeks. The numbers are considerably higher than the average of two cases of...

smh.com.au - 1st September, 2017 Hundreds of people have been struck down by gastroenteritis with NSW Health urging affected people to stay home and follow medical advice. There were 39 gastro outbreaks in NSW institutions between August 20 and 26, including 22 in childcare centres, 10 in...

abc.net.au - 21st August, 2017 This year, the number of laboratory-confirmed flu virus infections began rising earlier than usual and hit historic highs in some Australian states. If you have been part of any gathering this winter, this is probably not news. States in the south-east (central and southern Queensland,...

nzherald.co.nz - 4th August, 2017 Cash-strapped hospitals are using equipment from hardware stores in operations, putting patients at risk, a Listener investigation has found. Leaked documents and photos reveal some district health boards have been using inferior hardware store versions of expensive surgical-grade equipment. In other cases single-use devices are...