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20.05.22

The epidemiology, symptoms, diagnosis and management of monkeypox virus infections

As of May 2022, multiple cases of monkeypox have been identified in several non-endemic countries – including one case in Australia – a man in his 30s recently returned to Victoria, from the UK, who is isolating away from the community. Find out more...

Monkeypox is a rare disease that is caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Most patients have mild disease and recover without medical intervention. It does not easily spread between people. However, it may occur through skin-to skin contact, contact with infected surfaces or items, and respiratory transmission. UK guidance...

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09.05.22

Hunt for the cause of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin in children

In the last 12 months, 169 children worldwide have been reported as having severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin. Ten children in the UK have received a liver transplant. There are reports that three children have died in Indonesia and there is one suspected death, still being investigated, in Wisconsin, USA. Usual causes of sudden onset hepatitis have not been found and several studies are underway to understand its potential causes. Read more in the Lancet...

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30.03.22

NSQHS STANDARDS – Literature searches to aid best practice

If you’re looking for evidence to support best practice, have a look at these live literature searches. They provide up to date results for 12 topics aligned to the Australian National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS) Standards. The searches focus on the hospital setting, and are available in four categories: last 5 years; broad, Australian only and reviews. They aim to provide high specificity (relevance) so that results returned will be of immediate use. Topics include: Recognising and responding to acute deterioration; Blood management; Communicating for safety; Comprehensive care; Preventing and controlling healthcare-associated infections; Medication safety and Partnering with consumers.

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