Now he searches for and helps homeless veterans in Western Australia.
The mother of Josh Warneke, a 21-year-old apprentice carpenter who was murdered in Broome seven years ago, urges anyone with information to come forward, amid a fresh police investigation and an increase in a reward being offered.
While there has been a large increase in the number of babies born with microcephaly in Brazil, linked to the Zika virus, most people who are infected show no symptoms, or experience mild illness.
"In most people, it's a self-limiting illness and four out of five people won't even know they've had it."Professor Weeramanthri said the current high infection rates in some places was due to specific populations being exposed to the Zika virus for the first time."Large populations are actually not immune to this so they haven't had any previous exposure," he said."So if you then test for the proportion of the population who've contracted the virus, it will be relatively high."As you get used to having the virus, if you like, then obviously the proportion of people who are immune increases and the number of new infections falls."It's a consistent pattern with a range of viral diseases."He said one of the new things about this virus was that it potentially could be transmitted from mother to baby across the placenta, and through sexual activity.A team of registered nurses with oncology experience who can provide you with information and support on cancer and cancer-related issues.You, your family, carers or friends can talk confidentially about any concerns you may have.Few people in WA have as much on their plate this week as Roger Cook, who is currently Acting Premier and overseeing 20 portfolios as the State Opposition questions why so many senior Government figures have taken leave two months out from its first budget.When former SAS private Brian Willcox walked out in front of a train then stepped away at the last second, he realised he needed help.WA chief health officer Professor Tarun Weeramanthri said there was no risk to West Australians who had not travelled recently to Zika-affected countries."The Zika infection is only transmitted via Aedes mosquitoes, and not by human-to-human contact, except possibly, very rarely, by sexual means," he said."Aedes mosquitoes are not found in Western Australia, so there is no recognised risk of the virus spreading here."More than 20 cases have been diagnosed across Australia, all of whom were infected overseas.