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Vaccine against pneumococcal disease reduces severe cases in children by 80 per cent in The Gambia

Friday, 23 July 2021 9:37am

Study examines the real-life long-term impact of routine introduction of vaccine.

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Care urged before banning people entering NZ from the UK

Wednesday, 13 January 2021 3:32pm

The Government should be careful about banning people entering New Zealand from specific countries based on the presence of variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, given most countries are not testing for variants, University of Otago experts say.

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Online COVID-19 masterclass attracts thousands from around the world

Wednesday, 8 July 2020 11:40am

International conferences held entirely online may well be the future, if the just-completed University of Otago Global Health Institute’s (OGHI) online COVID-19 Masterclass is anything to go by.

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COVID-19 questions to be answered in Otago University masterclass

Thursday, 11 June 2020 11:23am

If you’ve got questions about COVID-19, an upcoming fortnight-long masterclass, running from June 22 until July 3, should be on your radar.

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Rapid Case Contact Management –  COVID-19’s Achilles heel?

Thursday, 19 March 2020 11:15am

Most infectious diseases have an Achilles heel, the secret is to find it. The question is, if we don’t have a drug or a vaccine for COVID-19, is there something else we can do to beat it?

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New Zealand’s COVID-19 public health response must be aggressive

Friday, 13 March 2020 4:17pm

China, Taiwan and other Asian countries have shown that a massive public health response to COVID-19 works. Now is the time for New Zealand to do the same.

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Otago researchers part of world-first trial to prevent tuberculosis in people with diabetes

Thursday, 27 February 2020 5:03pm

Otago researchers are playing a leadership role in an Euro €4.8 million international project to conduct the world’s first trial attempting to prevent tuberculosis in people with diabetes.

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Otago researchers partner in vaccine project to tackle major killer of African children

Friday, 1 November 2019 10:11am

A team of University of Otago researchers is part of a major new international vaccine research project to help tackle devastating Salmonella bloodstream infections which are killing thousands of people in sub-Saharan Africa each year.