1. New York Times Post | Australians told not to go outside to avoid deadly bacteria

    New York Times Post | Australians told not to go outside to avoid deadly bacteria

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    Northern Territory residents have been warned not to go outside or they could be killed by an airborne bacteria.

  2. Sunday Territorian | Deadly bacteria cases surge

    Sunday Territorian | Deadly bacteria cases surge

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    Cases of the fatal Nightcliff Gardener's Disease, or melioidosis, have blown past predictions so far this wet season.

  3. Nine News | Melioidosis

    Nine News | Melioidosis

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  4. NMRC Researchers Utilize a Unique Study Platform to Examine Multiple Diseases in Australia

    NMRC Researchers Utilize a Unique Study Platform to Examine Multiple Diseases in Australia

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    Researchers from the United States Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) works in collaboration with Professor Bart Currie from Menzies School of Health Research, one of the world's foremost authorities on melioidosis.

  5. Q&A: What You Need to Know About Melioidosis

    Q&A: What You Need to Know About Melioidosis

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    CDC investigators continue to search for the source of the bacteria that caused four infections—two of them lethal—in four different states. The Scientist spoke with melioidosis expert Bart Currie about the disease.

  6. NT News | Melioidosis death rates drop to 6%

    NT News | Melioidosis death rates drop to 6%

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    THE mortality rate for melioidosis, a soil dwelling disease, has dropped in the last 30 years, while the number of diagnosed cases has increased.

  7. Nine News Darwin: Fewer Deaths From Melioidosis

    Nine News Darwin: Fewer Deaths From Melioidosis

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  8. ABC Online | Thirty-year Menzies melioidosis study finds cases are rising but mortality has tumbled

    ABC Online | Thirty-year Menzies melioidosis study finds cases are rising but mortality has tumbled

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    Lead author Bart Currie from the Menzies School of Health Research said the mortality rate for people diagnosed with melioidosis plummeted over the lifetime of the study.

  9. Fewer deaths from melioidosis direct result of 30-year study

    Fewer deaths from melioidosis direct result of 30-year study

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    The number of deaths /mortality rate in Darwin from an infectious disease found mostly in the tropics, melioidosis, has decreased from 31 to six per cent in the last 30 years a new paper published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases Journal has found.

  10. 9 News Darwin | Melioidosis warning

    9 News Darwin | Melioidosis warning

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    The Top End is facing an increased threat to a deadly disease that claimed a life in the Territory last year. As Zarisha Bradley reports medical experts are warning of the rising risk after recent monsoonal weather.

  11. ABC News | Melioidosis story

    ABC News | Melioidosis story

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    Featuring Menzies' melioidosis experts, Dr Audrey Rachlin and Prof Bart Currie.

  12. Tackling the Top End's deadly dirt disease at the source

    Tackling the Top End's deadly dirt disease at the source

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    The research through the Menzies School of Health Research by the newly graduated Dr Audrey Rachlin focused on the environmental bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, which causes melioidosis.

  13. Melioidosis research traces source to reduce spread

    Melioidosis research traces source to reduce spread

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    Dr Audrey Rachlin focused on the environmental bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei, which causes melioidosis.

  14. Healthy Tomorrow | Christmas edition 2019

    Healthy Tomorrow | Christmas edition 2019

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    In this edition, we are proud to present a snapshot of the announcements, awards and events that have occurred over the past few months.

  15. Tropical disease kills crocodiles in NT

    Tropical disease kills crocodiles in NT

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    A deadly tropical disease that affects humans was responsible for killing two crocodiles near Darwin, flipping previously held beliefs the predators were highly resistant to infection.

  16. ABC Online | Deadly bacteria killed two crocodiles in northern Australia, despite species being highly resistant

    ABC Online | Deadly bacteria killed two crocodiles in northern Australia, despite species being highly resistant

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    Crocodiles may not be as highly resistant to infections as previously thought, as a newly released study shows a deadly bacterium was responsible for killing two saltwater crocs in the Top End.

  17. Deadly bacteria killed two crocodiles in northern Australia

    Deadly bacteria killed two crocodiles in northern Australia

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    The research, from Menzies School of Health Research was published in the Microbial Genomics journal.

  18. Bactérie tueuse de crocodiles identifiée par les chercheurs

    Bactérie tueuse de crocodiles identifiée par les chercheurs

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    Menée par Menzies, la recherche sur la santé (Menzies), l'étude a porté sur la mort de deux crocodiles d'eau salée éclos dans le parc animalier à l'aide du séquençage à haute résolution du génome entier et de la phylogénétique comparative.

  19. Media Release | Crocodile killing bacteria identified by Top End researchers

    Media Release | Crocodile killing bacteria identified by Top End researchers

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    A ground-breaking study by a north Australian research team which identified a deadly bacterium responsible for killing saltwater crocodiles at a Top End Wildlife Park has recently been published in the journal, Microbial Genomics.

  20. Killer disease strikes crocs

    Killer disease strikes crocs

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    Melioidosis is killing Territory crocodiles, according to a paper written by researchers at the Menzies School of Health Research.

  21. Media Alert | Crocodile killing bacteria identified by Top End researchers

    Media Alert | Crocodile killing bacteria identified by Top End researchers

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    A north Australian research team has identified a deadly bacterium responsible for killing saltwater crocodiles at a Top End Wildlife Park.

  22. Source water key to bacterial water safety in remote Northern Australia

    Source water key to bacterial water safety in remote Northern Australia

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    In the new work, Mirjam Kaestli of Charles Darwin University, Australia and colleagues including Menzies School of Health Research sampled water and biofilms from three remote Indigenous communities in Australia’s Northern Territory.

  23. Media Release | Source water holds key to bacterial water safety in remote North

    Media Release | Source water holds key to bacterial water safety in remote North

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    CDU Research Fellow Mirjam Kaestli and colleagues including Menzies School of Health Research sampled water and biofilms from three remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

  24. Cases of deadly dirt disease melioidosis will increase, expert warns

    Cases of deadly dirt disease melioidosis will increase, expert warns

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    Professor Bart Currie from the Menzies School of Health Research said he expected the melioidosis bacteria would increase in tropical regions.

  25. NMRC Strives to Reduce Risk of Melioidosis Among Deployed Sailors and Marines

    NMRC Strives to Reduce Risk of Melioidosis Among Deployed Sailors and Marines

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    Dr. Kevin Schully, contractor and chief science officer with Naval Medical Research Center’s (NMRC) Austere environments Consortium for Enhanced Sepsis Outcomes Department (ACESO) recently retuned stateside after screening Sailors and Marines deployed to Darwin, Australia, who are at risk of developing melioidosis.

  26. Territory sporting great, tough battle with melioidosis | NT News

    Territory sporting great, tough battle with melioidosis | NT News

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    Former Essendon great Michael Long credits Professor Bart Currie for his diagnosis and treatment for melioidosis.

  27. Building genomics expertise in the NT

    Building genomics expertise in the NT

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    Menzies is investing and developing expertise in the emerging research area of genome sequencing. In the past year, we took the lead in a number of national and international collaborative programs investigating the genomics of tropical pathogens, and...

  28. Melioidosis study improves patient outcomes

    Melioidosis study improves patient outcomes

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    Melioidosis study improves patient outcomes Our research continued to put Menzies at the centre of better melioidosis patient outcomes through improved diagnosis and treatment. In August 2016, the Menzies melioidosis team contributed to 17 abstracts at...

  29. Melioidosis: More cases of potentially fatal bacteria from NT dirt emerge

    Melioidosis: More cases of potentially fatal bacteria from NT dirt emerge

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    More people are being infected by a potentially fatal bacterium in the Northern Territory, and health experts suspect building works could have something to do with the rise in cases.

  30. Menzies helps track the travels of the deadly melioidosis bacteria

    Menzies helps track the travels of the deadly melioidosis bacteria

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    An international team of experts has confirmed the Australian origins of the bacterium (Burkholderia pseudomallei) which causes the potentially fatal infectious disease melioidosis and tracked its global dissemination.

  31. Melioidosis: The Most Neglected Tropical Disease

    Melioidosis: The Most Neglected Tropical Disease

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    Three sessions at the American Society for Microbiology 2017 Biothreats conference covered specific emerging diseases. Two of these, Zika and Ebola, have received a lot of media coverage (including on this blog), but the third disease, melioidosis, isn’t frequently found in newspaper headlines.

  32. Jessica Webb 2016: Barbara Hale Fellowship Winner

    Jessica Webb 2016: Barbara Hale Fellowship Winner

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    Congratulations are extended to Jessica Webb for her 2016 Australian Federation of Graduate Women (AFGW) Barbara Hale Fellowship award.

  33. Menzies melioidosis project recognised among Australia's best

    Menzies melioidosis project recognised among Australia's best

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    A Menzies project has been recognised amongst the nation’s premier research projects by Australia’s peak body for health and medical research.

  34. ABC Catalyst: Melioidosis feature

    ABC Catalyst: Melioidosis feature

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    Life in northern Australia is full of spectacular surprises and natural hazards, some more obvious than others.

  35. The melioidosis files

    The melioidosis files

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    A potentially fatal bacterial disease, lurking in soil.