AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE
WHENEVER Australian forces have been deployed overseas, they have been exposed to exotic diseases considered alien to our pristine environment.
Preventing them firstly from catching them then even more importantly bringing them home among their souvenirs have long occupied many great minds.
Among those imported by the First Fleet in 1788 were then unpreventable or untreatable measles, influenza, smallpox, diphtheria, pertussis, typhoid, syphilis, gonorrhoea and tuberculosis.
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