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Global threat of antimicrobial resistance
Allen Cheng is a specialist in infectious diseases and an epidemiologist. Based at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash and the Infectious Diseases Unit at The Alfred hospital in Melbourne, he's involved in preventing infections and the development of antibiotic resistance in hospitalised patients. Allen has been following the coronavirus outbreak closely. He also is involved in surveillance for influenza-related hospital admissions through the FluCAN system, based at 17 hospitals nationally.
His research covers a diverse area within infectious diseases, including sepsis, tropical medicine, influenza and vaccine effectiveness, and antimicrobial drug policy.
Allen Cheng's Articles
How the Wuhan coronavirus causes severe illness ...
... among other things lung damage, pneumonia and multi-organ failure, or sepsis.
What exactly is a coronavirus?
Coronavirus infections are growing and crossing geographic borders, but what are they, and should we be worried?
A guide to flu vaccines
The adjuvanted flu vaccine is free for over-65s and offers better protection than the standard vaccine. Here's what the research says.
Where does plague still exist and could it spread?
More than 2000 cases and 170 deaths have been recorded in Madagascar in the past three months.
New flu vaccines for the over-65s
Two free flu vaccines will improve protection for older people, but like those already available, they're not perfect.