IMAGE: HEALTH WORKERS PICTURES IN A SIMULATION OF AN OUTBREAK OF H7N9 AVIAN FLU IN HEBI, CHINA IN 2017.

Are we ready for pandemics and antibiotic resistance?

Some researchers argue that the world is overdue for an influenza pandemic. In that event Australian lives would depend on a robust response from health authorities to any deadly new virus.Read more
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New, Global Biosecurity journal launched today

The research, led by Professor Raina MacIntyre at the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney, explores a bioterrorism exercise called ‘Exercise Mataika’, which used the hypothetical scenario of a smallpox… more
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Global Measles Outbreak

"We are seeing some very large outbreaks of measles at the moment especially in places like the Philippines, Ukraine, Romania and Africa," Professor Raina MacIntyre, a biosecurity expert at the… more
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Are we prepared for bioterrorism?

Are we prepared for bioterrorism threats? Researchers, front line responders and policy-makers gather at UNSW Sydney for simulated smallpox epidemic exercise (SYDNEY, Tuesday 21 August 2018) … more
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Are we prepared for bioterrorism?

Smallpox is spread through the air, and is more than twice as infectious as influenza or Ebola. In the case of a biowarfare event, our modelling shows that without a rapid and coordinated response,… more
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Simulated smallpox pandemic

Simulated smallpox pandemic reveals global preparedness, response challenges Experts determined during a recently completed hypothetical bioterrorism scenario, which imagines a smallpox outbreak… more