A variety of infectious agents may be transmitted by transfusion. Definitive evidence of transmission by transfusion requires demonstration of seroconversion or new infection in the recipient and isolation of an agent with genomic identity from both the recipient and the implicated donor. Strong presumptive evidence of transfusion transmission includes recipient seroconversion within an appropriate interval after transfusion, the recognition of appropriate infectious markers in an implicated donor on follow-up investigation, or both. Transfusion transmitted disease should be reported to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.
For additional guidance on the use of Preservation Conditions, consider seeking legal counsel or contact the ACHP. When a federal agency is considering use of a Preservation Condition, the relevant SHPO/THPO may also be a useful source of information on the preservation needs of the property at hand, and also various considerations relevant to the substantive terms of the draft Preservation Condition. The ACHP intends to supplement this guidance with case studies (Appendix II.) and regularly update this guidance as necessary. If you have any suggestions about this guidance, please contact the ACHP at preservationconditionguidance@ .
There are several reasons for the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. One of the most important is antibiotic overuse. This includes the common practice of prescribing antibiotics for the common cold or flu . Even though antibiotics do not affect viruses , many people expect to get a prescription for antibiotics when they visit their doctor. Although the common cold is uncomfortable, antibiotics do not cure it, nor change its course. Each person can help reduce the development of resistant bacteria by not asking for antibiotics for a common cold or flu.