Around the Precinct: 9 April 2020

COVID-19 research ramps up and a warning from The Victorian Adult Burns Service at The Alfred to be careful in the kitchen during lockdown – this week at the Alfred Research Alliance.

Alfred Health staff

Alfred Health staff are urging the public to stay home and stay well to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Alfred Health

Take care in the kitchen
The Alfred has admitted multiple patients with severe cooking-related burns since the state’s stage 3 lockdown came into effect, and specialists are urging people at home to take greater care or risk life-long injuries.
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Stay home and stay well
We’re urging our community to stay home as much as possible to help limit the spread of COVID-19. By staying at home and limiting your contact with other people, you can all help to reduce the spread of the virus, and reduce its impact on the healthcare system.
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The Alfred: COVID-19 cases (updated)
Two COVID-19 positive patients from The Alfred’s haematology and oncology ward remain in a stable condition, while 10 staff have the virus and are recovering at home.  A third patient who had tested positive for COVID-19 has now died.
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Monash University – Central Clinical School

A test for COVID-19 risk, infectivity and immunity
Monash scientists are developing a rapid test to determine who: has immunity to coronavirus; remains infectious; is at risk of developing severe COVID-19.
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Monash University – School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

COVID-19 Work and Health Study
Monash University has launched a major national study of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the physical and mental health of Australians who have lost work or lost their jobs.
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Public health research focuses on COVID-19
Public health applies a different lens to health than clinical healthcare. Rather than focussing on individual patients, public health research and programs deal with health questions in terms of groups, often at a community, country or global level.
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Burnet Institute

Global COVID-19 pandemic: latest
The Australian Government, like others around the world, is rolling out major public health strategies aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus.
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Burnet appointments to COVID-19 Taskforce
Burnet researchers appointed to a new taskforce to develop evidence-based guidance for clinicians on COVID-19.
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