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In this video we hear from Dr Deborough Macbeth about how we can tackle some of these challenges.

In this video we hear from Dr Deborough Macbeth about some of the simple things we can do in our lives to prevent infection.

Dr Macbeth is the Assistant Director of Nursing at Queensland’s Gold Coast University Hospital. She talks about how deforestation and land development can more often bring humans into contact with infectious diseases from wild animals. She also talks about the importance of sanitation, vaccinations and the ‘mundane’ things such as hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.

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Prior to watching the interview with Dr Macbeth, what was your thinking on deforestation and land development. How does it affect humans?

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