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Murdoch Childrens Research Institute discovers ways to prevent and treat conditions affecting babies, children and adolescents, helping them lead happy, healthy lives.

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Is it more infectious? Is it spreading in schools? This is what we know about the Delta variant and kids

The rise of the Delta variant does seem to be associated with more COVID transmission in schools than what we’ve seen previously. But kids are much less likely to become severely unwell.
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What’s the ‘Indian’ variant responsible for Victoria’s outbreak and how effective are vaccines against it?

The COVID-19 variant responsible for Victoria’s latest outbreak is one of three Indian variant sub-types, which spreads more easily than the original strain. Here’s what we know so far.

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