Original article by Cait Kelly
The New Daily – Page: Online : 28-Jan-20
The Australian Medical Association has argued for years that the nation needs a national centre for disease control, and the coronavirus outbreak has led it to repeat its call. AMA president Tony Bartone says having a CDC offers a number of benefits, while he claims that all other OECD member nations have a national CDC. The coronavirus has resulted in at least 80 deaths and infected 2,744 people in China, while it has spread to a number of other countries. The World Health Organization has stated that it is too soon to declare the coronavirus a global health emergency.
AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION LIMITED, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Original article by Julia Medew
The Age – Page: 3 : 24-Jul-14
The Communicable Diseases Network of Australia (CDNA) will on 24 July 2014 issue new draft guidelines that allow health professionals with blood-borne viruses to perform "exposure-prone" procedures. This would align the local profession with rules already in effect in the UK, and cover hepatitis B and C as well as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections. No mandatory testing is proposed, but HIV-positive surgeons, dentists, obstetricians and gynaecologists for example who are infected and fail to follow the CDNA guidelines could be prosecuted under federal laws
COMMUNICABLE DISEASES NETWORK OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND|MEDICAL BOARD OF AUSTRALIA