Archives for September 2010

Wilderness medicine – your best shot

Leave the beaten track: join us for the Wilderness and Expedition Medicine day conference in Bunbury next Saturday (2nd October, 2010). Bring along your best expedition photos and you could walk away with an award.

Stingers & things

Australia has a goodly share of things that bite and sting. Snake bite gets a lot of press, but causes less damage than stingers and other sea life waiting for us when we take to the water. Here are some of the hazards you may face with some useful links to more detailed information.

Enterovirus A to D

Notes on the changing face of enterovirus infection in Western Australia, with emphasis on Yanbian strain.

Worth fighting for?

Apart from the memorials, the quiet fields of Western Pennsylvania bear little evidence of the monumental struggle that swept over this landscape from 1st to 3rd July, 1863. The battle of Gettysburg was a key turning point in the American Civil War, and came to be recognised as the high point of the Confederate army’s fortunes.

Words of wisdom

It’s time for a bit of new thinking on how we cast blame for a specific disease on a specific microorganism. Here are some pointers for those studying towards the MSc in Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. Internal & external links are provided to supplement your own ideas.