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2019

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03 July 2019

New fresh produce food safety guidelines

Launching the 2019 version of the Guidelines  Mr Tuohey acknowledged that Australian horticulture had seen some damage in recent years through contamination and tampering that impacted producers, retailers and exporters.

02 July 2019

Understanding the Behavioural and Social Drivers of Vaccination

MBI's Professor Julie Leask is leading research into the ways people think, feel and act on vaccination
30 May 2019

Should event-based social media monitoring and pathogen whole genome sequencing be used to uncover new epidemiological patterns?

A new publication by MBI's Chris Degeling, Jane Johnson and Lyn Gilbert outlines their recent research.
23 May 2019

The elephant–livestock interface modulates anthrax suitability in India

Anthrax is a potentially life-threatening bacterial disease that can spread between wild and livestock animals and humans. Transmission typically occurs indirectly via environmental exposure, with devastating consequences for human and animal health, as well as pastoralist economies. 

06 May 2019

Zoonoses Node Spatial Analytics Workshop

The Zoonoses Node of the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity invites participants to a 2-day spatial analytics workshop.

The workshop will present an introduction to: spatial data formats, representation, and pattern analysis with application to disease surveillance and evaluation. There will be special focus on the use of R software as both a GIS and an analytical tool.

01 May 2019

Next-generation specialists in drug-resistant TB meet in Sydney

A total of 25 experts were equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills, including practical problem-solving, diplomacy and cultural competencies to ensure delivery of high quality support and constructive communication at all levels within the TB programme and government in line with WHO standards.  With MBI's Co-Director Prof Ben Marais as lead facilitator, the March 2019 workshop was co-hosted by the Centre for Research Excellence in TB (TB-CRE) of the Centenary Institute, University of Sydney. 

01 May 2019

ICIC: innovation and challenges in infection control

Co-hosted by Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology - Public Health (CIDM-PH), Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI) and Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbioloby Laboratory Services - NSW Health Pathology (CIDMLS), this symposium is aimed at researchers, clinicians and students looking to learn more about the innovations and challenges in infection control.

26 March 2019

Global Health Security Conference

With support of our Conference Partners, the University of Sydney are hosting the first international conference on global health security in Sydney, 18-20 June 2019 - registrations are now open 

26 March 2019

Video-Reflexive Ethnography in Health Research and Healthcare Improvement: Theory and Application

This methodology has enjoyed increasing popularity among researchers internationally and has been inspired by developments across a range of disciplines: ethnography, visual and applied anthropology, medical sociology, health services research, medical and nursing education, adult education, community development, and qualitative research ethics.

20 March 2019

MBI and FAO United Nations to collaborate to combat emerging infectious diseases

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and The Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity (MBI) have joined hands to combat the threat of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases by increasing capacity in outbreak investigation and disease surveillance.