Influenza

Keeping the bugs at bay – the importance of hand hygiene

Keeping the bugs at bay – the importance of hand hygiene

Infection control is something Newcastle and Hunter Community Health takes very seriously, and for good reason. Good hand hygiene is the single most effective way to reduce the spread of infections. As we all go about our day, we are exposed to germs and they accumulate on our hands. Every time we touch our eyes, mouth …

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Influenza Season is Starting Early – Time to Vaccinate!

Influenza Season is Starting Early – Time to Vaccinate!

According to NSW Health, Influenza, or flu, was at a record low for the 2018 winter, which makes the unusual high of 2,244 confirmed cases in February this year all the more daunting. Influenza is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory passages causing fever and severe aching and can often result in an …

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