Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Primary care key to protecting Australians from COVID-19

Australia's GP clinics, pharmacies and other primary care services are key to protecting our most vulnerable people against COVID-19, according to new research led by experts at the Australian National University (ANU).

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spain virus toll passes 4,000 but death rate slows

Spain's coronavirus toll surged above 4,000 Thursday but the increase in both fatalities and infections slowed, raising hopes that a drastic lockdown was starting to curb the epidemic's spread.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Seasonal influenza assessment for 2019

The first virus detections for the 2019/2020 season indicate co-circulation of influenza types A (71%) and B (29%) viruses in the WHO European Region. This is a mix which potentially could result in high mortality in elderly ...

Health

Eyes turn to Vermont as it sees success with health system

A Vermont health care organization working to keep patients healthier while reducing costs is being closely watched because of its rate of success—it was within 1 percent of meeting its financial target in its first year ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sierra Leone readies for controversial Ebola shutdown

Sierra Leone was preparing on Thursday for an unprecedented three-day nationwide shutdown to contain the deadly spread of the Ebola virus in a controversial move which experts claimed could worsen the epidemic.

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