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Read the transcript of Professor Brendan Murphy's 27 January 2020 interview on ABC News Breakfast about novel coronavirus.
The health effects of short-term exposure to bushfire smoke include irritation of the nose, throat and eyes, coughing, sneezing, and congestion. Learn more about how to reduce your risk of exposure.
The Australian Government is committed to immunisation and to ensuring Australia has the best possible vaccination program underpinned by sound evidence and effective vaccines.
Read the transcript of the Professor Brendan Murphy's media conference about the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, Thailand, South Korea and Japan.
The first case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been confirmed by Victoria Health Authorities this morning. Find out more about novel coronavirus.
Read the transcript of Professor Brendan Murphy's 25 January 2020 interview on Channel 7's Weekend Sunrise about novel coronavirus.
We are consulting the public on the draft roadmap for the Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission. You can make a submission until 17 February 2020. Feedback from the Australian public will help the Government refine its strategy and prioritise funding for critical dementia and aged care research.
With thick clouds of hazardous smoke affecting large parts of Australia, an expert from the Australian National University (ANU) has released freely accessible new fact sheets on how to best protect yourself and your family.
The Government has announced $5 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) for research to study the medium-term health effects of the recent bushfires.
The Australian Government has committed to ongoing support of men’s sheds as part of the National Men’s Health Strategy 2020–2030. A new grant round to fund tools, events and equipment will open in February 2020.