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Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology-Public Health

Lecture Theatre 2, Westmead Education & Conference Centre

Friday, 5 December 2014

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CIDM-PH Colloquium
Friday 5 December 2014
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CIDM-Centre for Infectious diseases and microbiology

CIDM Public Health website

Welcome to the CIDM Public Health website. The Centre is a large public health and diagnostic microbiology laboratory affiliated with Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney and Marie Bashir Institute. Our primary aims are to advance laboratory based surveillance and to improve prevention strategies, management and control of communicable diseases.


We are undertaking research to improve laboratory and epidemiological investigations of communicable diseases, the causative agents and their vectors. Our scientists work with a broad range of viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens. Sophisticated epidemiological tools that can accurately predict the behaviour and modes of transmission of microbial pathogens and identify sources are also being developed, along with education and training programmes.

Do take some time to find out more about our activities and achievements, and feel free to contact us for any further information.

A/Prof Vitali Sintchenko
Director, CIDM Public Health





BSP November Issue 37


Zoonotic infection meets health inequality: the emergence of Ebola in West Africa
Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne

Unprecendented Ebolavirus disease outbreak demands concerted international and local responses
Prof Lyn Gilbert

Don’t panic about Ebola’s spread, here’s what we can do instead
Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne & Prof Lyn GIlbert

Quarantine works against Ebola but over-use risks disaster
Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne

Analysis: How SARS pandemic offers lessons for Ebola
Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne

Mandatory Ebola quarantine is about politics, not public health
Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne

Viral incubation: why do bugs hide before they strike?
Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne


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