Peter Curson

A pox on the monkeys

23 June 2022 4:00 am

Monkeypox is a rare but potentially dangerous viral disease closely allied to Smallpox, although much less severe. Two major strains…

An infectious history of Australia

21 February 2021 4:28 pm

Epidemics and pandemics of infectious disease have always played an important part in Australia’s history. Even so, until the advent…

The 4th horseman

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Commonwealth-state rivalry is as old as, well, the plague

Panic, parochialism, pissantery and pigheadedness: pandemics in Australian history

3 April 2020 5:00 pm

An incurable disease … highly contagious… those struck down by it shunned by neighbours and friends… its cause unknown ……

Deconstructing Unis

11 October 2014 9:00 am

The dummies’ guide to modern university governance

Just wait ‘til they get their hands on ebola

13 September 2014 9:00 am

The Black Death and other forms of plague are already on Islamic terrorists’ shopping lists

Ebola – the next move?

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Ebola is playing a deadly game on a microbial board