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Do I or my child need a Japanese encephalitis vaccine?

Image: Shutterstock This week we heard two Australians have died from the mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis virus. The virus has now been detected in four states. Authorities are concerned...

How contagious is Delta? How long are you infectious? Is it more deadly? A quick guide to the latest science

  Image: Shutterstock Delta was recognised as a SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern in May 2021 and has proved extremely difficult to control in unvaccinated populations. Delta has managed to out-compete other variants,...

The symptoms of the Delta variant appear to differ from traditional COVID symptoms. Here’s what to look out for

  Picture: Shuttlestock We’ve been living in a COVID world for more than 18 months now. At the outset of the pandemic, government agencies and...

What’s the difference between mutations, variants and strains? A guide to COVID terminology

 Picture: Shuttlestock Living through a global pandemic over the past year has seen all of us expanding our vocabularies. We now understand terms like PPE,...

No, a hug isn’t COVID-safe. But if you have to do it, here’s what to keep in mind

Priscilla Du Preez/Unsplash In the time of COVID, greetings are no longer by handshakes, hugs or kisses on the cheek. An “elbow bump” is...