19 January 2016

Update regarding Melbourne Health computer virus

Melbourne Health is managing a computer virus which infected its computer network.

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In accordance with Victorian legislation and Government policy, Melbourne Health protects the privacy of personal and health information it holds.
This Privacy Statement explains how your personal information (being information capable of identifying you as an individual) will be treated as you access and interact with this website.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION and UPDATES

In line with MH's response to the COVID-19 situation, including the requirement to implement social distancing measures to the greatest extent possible, the following arrangements have been implemented in regard to training:

  • face to face training sessions have been suspended until further notice
  • distance training has been implemented where possible

As a result the Research Coordinator Support Group sessions have been suspended until further notice.

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Important information and updates due to COVID-19

In line with MH's response to the COVID-19 situation, including the requirement to implement social distancing measures to the greatest extent possible, the following interim arrangements have been implemented in regard to training:

  • face to face training sessions have been suspended until further notice
  • distance training has been implemented where possible

Please click on the training links below for information on training options currently available.

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Our orgnaisation, the ethics committee and investigators must ensure that the research continues to conform to approved ethical standards, and in accordance with the Melbourne Health Research Policy.

30 January 2020

Melbourne scientists first to grow and share novel coronavirus

Scientists from The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) in Melbourne have successfully grown the Wuhan coronavirus from a patient sample, which will provide expert international laboratories with crucial information to help combat the virus.

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From time to time, amendments to research projects are required often due to protocol changes, updated investigator brochures, personnel changes on the study, site additions, and more. Researchers and sponsors must notify the HREC of such changes.

Publications
Date of Publication: Aug 2016
Hurt, A. C., Besselaar, T. G., Daniels, R. S., Ermetal, B., Fry, A., Gubareva, L., Huang, W. J., Lackenby, A., Lee, R. T. C., Lo, J., Maurer-Stroh, S., Nguyen, H. T., Pereyaslov, D., Rebelo-de-Andrade, H., Siqueira, M.
The World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centres for Reference and Research on Influenza (WHO CCs) tested 13,312 viruses collected by WHO recognized National Influenza Centres between May 2014 and May 2015 to determine 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) data for neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs) oseltamivir, zanamivir, peramivir and laninamivir.
Publications
Date of Publication: Dec 2017
Villalon-Letelier, F., Brooks, A. G., Saunders, P. M., Londrigan, S. L., Reading, P. C.
Viral infection of different cell types induces a unique spectrum of host defence genes, including interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs) and genes encoding other proteins with antiviral potential. Although hundreds of ISGs have been described, the vast majority have not been functionally characterised.
Publications
Date of Publication: Oct 2017
Leder, K., Grobusch, M. P., Gautret, P., Chen, L. H., Kuhn, S., Lim, P. L., Yates, J., McCarthy, A. E., Rothe, C., Kato, Y., Bottieau, E., Huber, K., Schwartz, E., Stauffer, W., Malvy, D., Shaw, M. T.
Background Zika virus (ZIKV) was first isolated in Africa; decades later, caused large outbreaks in the Pacific, and is considered endemic in Asia. We aim to describe ZIKV disease epidemiology outside the Americas, the importance of travelers as sentinels of disease transmission, and discrepancies in travel advisories from major international health organizations.
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