Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



David Durrheim

DrPH, MPH&TM, MBChB, FACTM, FAFPHM, Director Health Protection (Population Health, Hunter New England Local Health District), and Professor of Public Health Medicine, University of Newcastle, NSW

Sporotrichosis outbreak and mouldy 
hay in NSW

Sporotrichosis, traditionally known as ‘rose-handlers’ disease’, is a fungal infection caused by the dimorphic fungus Sporothrix schenckii.1 The infection is usually limited to the skin and...

Diagnosis and management of zoonoses A tool for general practice

In Australia, notifiable zoonotic diseases include brucellosis, leptospirosis and Q fever. Exposure to the infectious agent is usually through contact with affected animals or their waste products...


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