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Infection Prevention and Control of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in Western Australian Healthcare Facilities OD 0516/14

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The Department of Health Western Australia (WA) recently published its revised Operational Directive (OD) on Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE).  The OD describes the requirements for routine screening and subsequent management of people identified with VRE in WA healthcare facilities.  You can view the OD at http://www.health.wa.gov.au/CircularsNew/circular.cfm?Circ_ID=13088  

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Health Warning for Poliovirus

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On Monday 5 May 2014 the WHO Director General (DG) declared the recent international spread of wild poliovirus a “public health emergency of international concern” and issued Temporary Recommendations under the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005. The Temporary Recommendations are for an initial period of 3 months and only apply to travellers from the 10

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