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  • radionz.co.nz – 10th June, 2017 Older Māori and Pasifika people are two to three times more likely to die prematurely from the flu compared to other ethnicities, research has found. Men, especia

  • news.com.au – 2nd June, 2017 A Victorian struck down with Hepatitis A was one of four cases nationally that prompted a recall of frozen berries across the state. Entyce Food Ingredients has volu

  • news.xinhuanet.com – 20th May, 2017 WELLINGTON, May 20 (Xinhua) — New Zealand is in no way insulated from the global growth in antimicrobial resistance that is predicted to kill more than

  • stuff.co.nz – 24th May, 2017 A child has contracted typhoid as the deadly Auckland outbreak spreads south. Health officials on Wednesday confirmed two people, a child and a young adult, had the

  • scoop.co.nz – 4th May, 2017 Canterbury District Health Board is improving its hand hygiene performance, recording its highest score yet in the latest Hand Hygiene New Zealand report. Canterbury

  • scoop.co.nz – 8th May, 2017 New Zealand’s native fungi could hold the answer to antibiotic resistance crisis Amid growing concern over the need to combat antibiotic resistance – considered one o

  • odt.co.nz – 6th May, 2017 When it comes to fighting antibiotic resistance, medical experts say the answer is in our hands. Good hand hygiene can reduce healthcare-associated infections and preve

  • smh.com.au – 17th April, 2017 Thousands of patients are being exposed to potentially fatal superbugs because their doctors and other hospital staff are not washing their hands, new data shows. A

  • news.com.au – 27th May, 2016 A SUPERBUG resistant to all known medications has been found in the US for the first time. But an Australian pharmaceutical research company think they may have a so

  • biospectrumindia.com – 7th April, 2017 The Ministry of Health recommends that all health care workers need to get immunised against influenza. Flu or influenza is a viral infection that is highl

  • debgroup.com A fly swatter is a device with no innate efficacy exhibited by the device itself but whose efficacy resides solely in the skillful hand and decisiveness of the user (loosely regulated pes

  • voxy.co.nz – 3rd March, 2017 Expert commentary by University of Otago Professor of Biochemistry Kurt Krause on the World Health Organization’s list of the most important antibiotic-resistant bac

  • gizmodo.com.au – 28th February, 2017 For the first time ever, the World Health Organisation has published a list of the 12 superbugs that pose the greatest threat to human health. The list, rele

  • nzherald.co.nz – 14th November, 2016 Scientists are becoming increasingly worried about the threat of an antibiotic Armageddon but are Kiwis in the dark? As a week-long awareness campaign Infect

  • livestrong.com – 28th January, 2014 Bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic diseases exist on the skin and in mucus, blood and other body fluids. Some germs are transferred through inhalation and

  • canberratimes.com.au – 31st January, 2017 The ACT has the third highest rate of patients contracting potentially-fatal bacterial blood infections while staying in public hospitals, a new report

  • radionz.co.nz – 1st December, 2016 A flu expert is calling for health funding authorities to consider funding wider access to the free flu vaccine following research showing many people are carr

  • outbreaknewstoday.com – 9th December, 2016 Gardeners and spa pool owners are being warned to protect themselves against serious illness caused by Legionella bacteria. Potting mix and inadequatel

  • theage.com.au – 13th November, 2016 The surgery on the older lady’s wrist was so minor it was performed while she was awake sitting up in the chair. It seemed to have gone well at first bu

  • dailymail.co.uk – 11th December, 2016 Australians could die from a shortage of antibiotics, an infectious diseases expert says. Hospitals are already stockpiling and rationing back-up antibiotic

  • theconversation.com – 15th November, 2016 Mites living in your skin are just the start of the problems that come with having scabies. The highly infectious parasitic condition is linked with ext

  • health.govt.nz Auckland University of Technology was contracted by the Ministry of Health to evaluate whether changes made to auditing processes have improved outcomes for people living in age residen

  • scoop.co.nz – 22nd November, 2016 Managing Director of AFT Pharmaceuticals, Dr Hartley Atkinson, says that the pharmaceutical industry needs to take a leading role in helping reduce antibiotic u

  • outbreaknewstoday.com – 20th November, 2016 Four people from the North Canterbury settlement of Waiau have contracted norovirus over the past two days. Two adults and two children from three dif

  • couriermail.com.au – 11th November, 2016 HEALTH experts are urging Queenslanders to familiarise themselves with the symptoms of meningococcal disease amid concern over an increase in the number

  • scoop.co.nz – 11th November, 2016 New Zealanders are in the dark about the threat of infectious diseases, according to University of Auckland microbiologist, Dr Siouxsie Wiles. “An island mental

  • debgroup.com The robot’s name may be fanciful, but the task it’s tackling is quite serious. Researchers at the Health and Safety Laboratory in Derbyshire in Great Britain are using “Vomiting Larry” to

  • gizmodo.com.au – 5th November, 2016 The US Centres for Disease Control has released a report in which it identifies over a dozen cases of a deadly, antibiotic-resistant fungus called Candida aur

  • scoop.co.nz – 4th November, 2016 Deaths attributed to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) could be higher than deaths attributed to cancer in 35 years if no action is taken to address increasing rate

  • wwltv.com – 8th June, 2016 NEW ORLEANS — A Pennsylvania woman was treated by doctors and is well now, but her infection is raising serious concerns for U.S. health officials. They want to

  • contagionlive.com – 31st October, 2016 Mosquito season may be drawing to a close in the United States, but it is just beginning on the other side of the equator—meaning, potentially more Zika vi

  • medicalxpress.com – 27th October, 2016 The first evidence of a superbug in a domestic cat that could infect humans and livestock has been discovered in Australia. The Salmonella strain is resist

  • odt.co.nz – 31st May, 2016 Scientists are warning that the world could be in for an “antibiotic apocalypse”, with a rise in drug-resistant superbugs killing 10 million people every y

  • infectioncontroltoday.com – 15th September, 2016 The medical field has known for almost 200 years that disinfecting hands saves lives by reducing the ability to carry disease. But even in 2016,

  • malaysiandigest.com – 20th October, 2016 Milk from Tasmanian devils could offer up a useful weapon against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to Australian researchers. The marsupial̵

  • voxy.co.nz – 14th October, 2016 Southern DHB to help ‘break the chain of infection’ The simple act of cleaning your hands can save lives and Southern DHB is supporting Infection Prev

  • infectioncontroltoday.com – 13th September, 2016 Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division introduces IntelliCare, a new commercial hand care system featuring the industry’s first hybrid automatic han

  • theage.com.au – 30th September, 2016 A new strain of the virus that causes gastro has been identified in Victoria, and the researchers behind the discovery warn it could soon become an epidemic,

  • scienceworldreport.com – 29th September, 2016 Honey has always been known for its health benefits. And now, researchers discovered that a type of honey from New Zealand has a potential of beatin

  • stuff.co.nz – 28th September, 2016 Doctor and nurses are still not washing their hands often enough, according to a recent report. Hand hygiene at the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board dr

  • sott.net – 27th May, 2016 As readers of Natural News are well aware, the medical industry, in collusion with Big Pharma, has been over-prescribing antibiotics for years, resulting in new strains

  • infectioncontroltoday.com – 14th September, 2016 The Standard Precautions concept in healthcare dictates that healthcare workers assess risk in advance of a patient interaction and use appropria

  • infectioncontroltoday.com Sepsis is caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection and requires rapid intervention. It begins outside of the hospital for nearly 80 per

  • infectioncontroltoday.com – 20th August, 2016 A couple of years ago, there was a report in the news that during 2008 and 2009 five children died at a Louisiana children’s hospital from an infect

  • 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

  • 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 t

  • 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