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‘People are scared’: the fight against a deadly virus no one has heard of

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Guardian Australia, Tue 24 Apr 2018 14.52 AEST An Aboriginal woman – we’ll call her B – is sitting in a dry creek bed outside her community and telling the world “this is a very bad disease. But we have to talk in a way not to shame people. Not telling them straight out. Telling them gently and quietly.” B is talking about a sickness that has killed her family member and is a potential tragedy...

Two cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea recently detected in Australia: media release

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Professor Brendan Murphy, Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Australian Government Department of Health  17 April 2018 Two cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea have been recently detected in Australia. One case was diagnosed in Western Australia and a second case diagnosed in Queensland.  Multi-drug resistant strains can be difficult to treat and it is important to prevent further spread...

Scientists warn that antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea is on the rise

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WHO, 07 July 2017 Every day, more than 1 million sexually transmitted infections are acquired worldwide, and each year an estimated 78 million people are infected with gonorrhoea. New data from 77 countries show that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea much harder – and sometimes impossible – to treat. The data has been published in PLOS, in two new scientific articles. Read more...

The global spread of HIV

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Infection, Genetics and Evolution, Available online 2 June 2016 Abstract: Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) was discovered in the early 1980s when the virus had already established a pandemic. For at least three decades the epidemic in the Western World has been dominated by subtype B infections, as part of a sub-epidemic that traveled from Africa through Haiti to United States...

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