nzdoctor.co.nz - 21st September, 2016 New Zealand can no longer rely on its geographic isolation to prevent the impacts of increasing rates of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) globally, according to The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (the RACP). As people travel nationally and internationally with greater frequency, visiting...

medicalxpress.com - 13th September, 2016 UNSW scientists have identified three new strains of highly contagious norovirus that are responsible for a major new epidemic of viral gastroenteritis that has affected hundreds of thousands of Australians over winter. Scores of outbreaks of nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea have occurred...

skynews.com.au - 9th September, 2016 Just washing your hands with plain soap and water is good enough, say Australian infectious disease experts, as they advise consumers to ditch antibacterial soaps. The US Food and Drug Adminstration has moved to end the sale of over-the-counter antibacterial hand and...

Having support when you need it is one of the most important parts of any role, which is why Bug Control membership comes with access to telephone/email advice for any infection prevention control question or query. Call any time during normal working hours with workplace...

Meticulous infection control and prevention is not just an ideal, it’s a necessity. In 2010, the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia published guidelines for the prevention and control of infection in healthcare. The report outlines how there are approximately 200,000 annual healthcare-associated infections...