MJA – Confronting Infection

20 Mar 2014

The Medical Journal of Australia this week examines infection, including drug-resistant tuberculosis; treatment and prevention of Buruli ulcer; the Clostridium difficile story in Australia; Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection in hospitals; the status of shingles immunisation; and more. 

AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton writes on the medical profession’s important role in the stewardship of the health system and there is an interesting historical article on smallpox vaccination, colonial Sydney and serendipity. The Careers page profiles Dr Carol Cox, a rural and remote Queensland GP and recent recipient of an Order of Australia.