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No time to waste! OUTBREAK’s fresh approach

No time to waste! OUTBREAK’s fresh approach

OUTBREAK has adopted a high-performance, highly-flexible approach to turning masses of data into useful products and services to address drug-resistant infections. It’s a new way of working for a multi-agency team that’s on the hunt for information to improve health outcomes.

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Pinpointing the who, what, when, where of AMR

Pinpointing the who, what, when, where of AMR

What do shopping centres, waterways and the jobless rate have in common? Well, if you combine them with local health data, you can start to map and predict the risk of antibiotic-resistance across Australia.

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Everyone’s at risk from superbugs

Everyone’s at risk from superbugs

A big hurdle in the fight against antimicrobial resistance is helping Australians to understand how extensive the problem is for the whole population, not just sick people.

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Leading a global fight

Leading a global fight

The success of OUTBREAK would put Australia at the forefront of using machine learning to fight antimicrobial resistance.

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Using data for better health

Using data for better health

As Asia-Pacific healthcare advisor for Oracle, Peter Williams has a keen interest in the junction between health, education and the research sector. Here he explains the multinational tech company’s involvement with OUTBREAK…

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Getting to the guts of the matter

Getting to the guts of the matter

OUTBREAK industry partner Microba is a Brisbane-based biotech company that specialises in analysing microbial genomics, specifically – gut bacteria. Dr Ken McGrath is Microba’s Technology Liaison Manager…

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Nursing know-how drives superbug battle

Nursing know-how drives superbug battle

OUTBREAK’s expert team spans many sectors, including the hospital system. For UTS Professor of Nursing Marilyn Cruickshank, the battle against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) has taken her from the ward to the policy table.

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Success built on social licence

Success built on social licence

Professor Mitch Byrne leads the social and behavioural team within OUTBREAK’s Ethical, Legal and Social Implications stream. The team’s focus is on developing and maintaining community acceptance and a social licence for OUTBREAK to operate.

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Pharmacists in the box seat to battle AMR

Pharmacists in the box seat to battle AMR

Australian pharmacists are in the box seat to play a major role in the fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, according to Dr Lisa Pont who is leading the Prescribing and Health Outcomes stream for OUTBREAK.

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A crisis of our own making?

A crisis of our own making?

OUTBREAK CEO Branwen Morgan talks to Linda Mottram, the host of ABC Radio’s national PM program, about the rise of drug-resistant superbugs.

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Public information key to combatting rising superbug threat

Public information key to combatting rising superbug threat

With predictions that drug-resistant superbugs’ could cause up to 10 million deaths a year by 2050, a new CSIRO survey has revealed a low level of community knowledge about antibiotics. The rise of superbugs, which claimed the lives of an estimated 700,000 people...

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Wastewater flushes out superbugs

Wastewater flushes out superbugs

While most of us just flush and forget, what goes down our toilets and drains could be key to stopping a looming health and financial crisis in Australia from antibiotic resistant bacteria.

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Dealing with the data challenges

Dealing with the data challenges

The OUTBREAK platform takes a world-leading AI approach to predicting the threat of an antibiotic resistant infection. Cloud and Data Management Lead Denis Bauer explains the novel approach to gathering and analysing data from humans, animals and the environment.

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Can AI help fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs?

Can AI help fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs?

Antibiotics. They’ve been our go-to for treating (and sometimes preventing) bacterial infections ever since Alexander Fleming found mould keeping bacteria in check in his petri dishes almost a century ago and figured it was worth investigating.

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For more on antimicrobial resistance

Learn more about antimicrobial resistance and One Health by checking out these short clips below.

Saving our antibiotics with One Health

How we can stop superbugs and save our world

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