With many Australians taking advantage of open borders this summer holiday, Dr Deb Mills, Travel Medicine Expert, helps unpack some information on travel vaccinations, and also provides an update on rabies, and the precautions vacationers should take to minimise their risk
Since the COVID variant omicron emerged in late 2021, it has rapidly evolved into multiple subvariants. One subvariant, BF.7, has recently been identified as the main variant spreading in Beijing, and is contributing to a wider surge of COVID infections in China.
At the end of the third year of the pandemic, we are no longer surprised to hear we’re in a new wave of infection. It’s fuelled by new sub-variants of the virus that may evade immunity from both vaccination and previous infections.