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Yes, masks reduce the risk of spreading COVID, despite a review saying they don…

Although there is strong evidence face masks significantly reduce transmission of such infections both in health-care settings and in the community, some experts do not agree. READ MORE
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What is Marburg virus and should we be worried?

An epidemic outbreak of Marburg virus in Equatorial Guinea, Central Africa, was confirmed this week, the first time the virus has occurred there. At least 16 cases have been detected, and nine deaths… more
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How to protect yourself against bushfire smoke this summer

It’s bushfire season. So you might be wondering about the best way to protect yourself from the health impacts of smoke. Read more  
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Can we relax now? Is the COVID-19 pandemic over? Or is it still an existential global threat requiring stringent measures? Is worse to come? Will successor viruses mutate faster than we can find,… more
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COVID testing infrastructure wind back leaves Australia exposed: Raina MacIntyre

Australia is ill-equipped to detect serious new variants of COVID-19 because it has dismantled its testing infrastructure for the virus, a leading epidemiologist has said.READ MORE

EpiWatch, the AI-driven early warning system for epidemics

The event that inspired the development of EpiWatch, an AI-driven early warning detection system for epidemics, was the West African ebola outbreak of 2014, according to UNSW professor of global… more