PUBLIC health agencies could be better equipped to predict and manage mosquito-borne virus outbreaks in high-risk areas like the Kimberley and Pilbara thanks to a world first model produced by local researchers.
MORE adults, tourists and fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers were infected with the potentially fatal mosquito-borne arbovirus Murray Valley Encephalitis (MVE) during the most recent outbreak when WA experienced more than fifty per cent of the nation’s recorded cases.
SUGAR is not the cause of hyperactivity in children, nor does classical music make babies smarter but some scientific evidence does exist supporting the popular notions that mobile phones, tight underwear and bike riding really could reduce sperm health.
THE West Australian and Northern Territory health departments have collaborated to detail the containment of a 2011 measles outbreak originating from an offshore exploration platform which highlights how widely fly-in fly-out workers can spread contagious disease.
A NATIONAL surveillance study of hospitalised cases with chicken pox before and after the introduction of the freely available varicella vaccine in Australia has reported a drop of almost 70 per cent in cases with complications needing medical attention.