University of Sydney

Vietnam and Australia join forces to fight ancient killer

Photo: Centenary Institute's Greg Fox. Credit: Centenary InstituteAustralian and Vietnamese medical researchers are meeting in Sydney this week to plan their next move against tuberculosis (TB), a disease that once was Australia’s top killer and still kills 54,000 people each year in Vietnam.

The researchers are coming together in Australia to share their progress and build stronger ties in fighting a disease which threatens Australia through its presence in neighbouring countries.

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Why did a young footballer drop dead?

Centenary Institute’s Prof Chris Semsarian available for comment on sudden cardiac death in young athletes.

Two fit, young professional footballers – apparently completely healthy – have suffered sudden heart attacks mid-match in recent weeks.
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