Welcome

Welcome

The Health Protection Report aims to provide an insight into how public health threats are managed.
 
Communicable Diseases

Communicable Diseases

Ebola virus disease
The largest Ebola outbreak ever reported is continuing in West Africa. Early recognition and good infection control are key to controlling its spread.
 
Shiga toxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC) disease
Outbreaks of STEC are common overseas but rarely reported in Australia.  Here we provide an overview of the disease and the organism that causes it.
 
 
Other News

Other News

For other health protection news
 
 
NSW health protection network staff recently contributed to the following publications:
 
Environmental Health

Environmental Health

Health effects of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP)
 
Traffice is a major source of air pollution in cities.  Here we review the range of hazardous substances emitted by vehicles, and explain why it's a good idea to minimize your exposure to them.
 
Previous Editions

Previous Editions

April 2014 - Measles, Heat, Bushfire
May 2014 - Influenza, MERS, BBV
June 2014 - Year in Review 1 - Communicable Disease
July 2014 - Year in Review 2 - Environmental Health
 
Notes From the Field

Notes From the Field

Joys and challenges of working in rural public health
 
The Director of the North Coast Public Health Unit explains why improving people's health in the country can be so engaging.
 
Page Updated: Tuesday 30 September 2014
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