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February 2019

Seasonal and regional patterns of lower leg cellulitis in Western Australia

In the warmer tropical regions of WA no seasonality was observed, but overall incidence of LLC presentations were higher

Published research Infectious Diseases Group A Streptococcal & Rheumatic Heart Disease
December 2018

Dysregulated IL-1β-GM-CSF Axis in Acute Rheumatic Fever That Is Limited by Hydroxychloroquine

We propose that hydroxychloroquine could be repurposed to reduce the risk of rheumatic heart disease after acute rheumatic fever

Published research Rheumatic Heart Disease Group A Streptococcal & Rheumatic Heart Disease
December 2018

Effect of ten-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction on pneumococcal carriage in Fiji: results from four annual cross-sectional carriage surveys

Direct and indirect effects on pneumococcal carriage post-PCV10 are likely to result in reductions in pneumococcal disease, including in infants too young to be vaccinated

Published research Infectious Diseases Group A Streptococcal & Rheumatic Heart Disease