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NZ has chance to eliminate virus: Specialist James Ussher

Posted by on 31 March 2020 | Comments

Dr James Ussher speaks to media about the national lockdown. Associate Prof James Ussher, of the University of Otago microbiology and immunology department, said New Zealand was ‘‘definitely at a different stage to almost all other Western countries’’ and the Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown presented a unique opportunity.

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Department academics develop virus test tech

Posted by on 19 March 2020 | Comments

Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of Otago scientists have swiftly adapted overseas technology to help develop a powerful coronavirus test which this week detected Dunedin's first two confirmed COVID-19 cases. The testing device added significantly to the country’s testing capability.

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COVID19's Achilles heel - Dr. James Ussher

Posted by on 18 March 2020 | Comments

 

Associate Professor James Ussher believes Covid-19’s Achilles heel appears to be an exquisite sensitivity to Rapid Case Contact Management, even after it has established large outbreaks. 

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UPCOMING SEMINAR: Alice McSweeney

Posted by on 16 March 2020 | Comments

12:00noon Monday 16th March
Room 208, 2nd floor,
Microbiology building, 
720 Cumberland Street

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UPCOMING SEMINAR: Professor Richard Cannon

Posted by on 2 March 2020 | Comments

12:00noon Monday 2nd March
Room 208, 2nd floor,
Microbiology building, 
720 Cumberland Street

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