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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian hospital treats suspected Ebola case

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:59am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Official says Gold Coast hospital taking threat of deadly disease seriously although man admitted with symptoms is unlikely to have contracted Ebola virus ... health officials said he was displaying Ebola symptoms, including fever, but an initial assessment suggested it is unlikely he has the killer disease. “We are managing him in accordance ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Dengue outbreak at Australia's Pacific island refugee detention centre sparks fresh concerns

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:30pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... and the United Nations. Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s office said that medical officers at the centre had confirmed three cases of the potentially fatal tropical disease, which ... system. “The government can’t control these types of outbreaks in the harsh detention camp environment. With seven families to a tent, it’s impossible to keep children safe from the disease,” she ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia falls short on Aboriginal welfare targets

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 02:09pm by Associated Press

    ... Australians, suffering disproportionate levels of disease, imprisonment and social problems as well as lower educational attainment, employment and life expectancy. They are believed to have numbered ...

  4. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Snake on plane grounds Qantas flight with 370 passengers

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 03:17pm by AP

    ... a species that grows to an average 1.2 metres, had been euthanized, “as exotic reptiles of this kind can harbour pests and diseases not present in Australia.” The department said the snake had ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian study points to potential cure for Aids

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 05:37pm

    ... it as a major breakthrough in finding a cure for the disease. David Harrich, from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, said he had successfully modified a protein in the HIV virus ... Harrich told a radio programme. “You either have to eliminate the virus infection or alternatively you have to eliminate the disease process and that’s what this could do, potentially for a very ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    ‘Spawn bank’ holds hopes for future of Great Barrier Reef

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 02:55pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... sedimentation and disease. Global issues such as ocean acidification and warming due to climate change also affect the reef’s health. Coral spawning takes place when colonies and species of coral ...

  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Killer of Australian-Chinese surgeon paroled

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 03:38pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... advanced Parkinson’s disease and his lawyer reportedly told the court that his client would likely be unfit to be travel, and hence unable to be deported, if not released urgently. “Having regard ...

  8. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia introduces plain packaging for cigarettes

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 01:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... into effect. Smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable death and disease in Australians, killing an estimated 15,000 every year. The government says it will not be heavy-handed in enforcing ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian farm quarantined to contain bird flu outbreak

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 04:31pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... on Australian exports of poultry products to Japan, but that was not a highly pathogenic virus. Most bird flu viruses do not cause disease in humans. At least one type of H7 strain, the H7N7 subtype, ...

  10. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Killer of heart surgeon Victor Chang to be released and sent back to Malaysia

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Authority ruled. Liew has advanced Parkinson's disease and his lawyer reportedly told the court that his client would likely be unfit to be travel, and hence unable to be deported, ...



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