While Ebola virus disease continues to ravage part of west Africa, NSW Health has been working to ensure NSW hospitals and clinicians are well prepared for possible cases should they present here.

Communicable diseases

  • Dennis Meijer and Sue Campbell-Lloyd provide an overview of the School Vaccination Program and some data on childhood vaccination rates
  • Greer Dawson provides an overview of Ebola virus disease
  • Sophie Norton, Shopna Bag and Dennis Meijer show why it’s worth preventing infections in child care settings.

Environmental health

Audrey Maag writes about protecting the community from tobacco related hazards.

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Notes from the field

Tracey Oakman discusses the complexity of providing services from a PHU based on the border of two states

David Durrheim talks about blending local and global public health practice.

Other news

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Previous editions

April 2014 - Measles, Heat, Bushfires
May 2014 - Influenza, MERS, BBV
June 2014 - Year in Review 1 - Communicable Disease
July 2014 - Year in Review 2 - Environmental Health
August 2014 - Ebola, STEC, Traffic related air pollution
September 2014 - Impact of lab testing rates, Prison Health, Woodsmoke
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