By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews The number of leptospirosis cases reported in Queensland in 2021 have nearly doubled compared the same period last year, health officials report. Through May 9, Queensland...

In a world-first, Griffith University researchers have developed a new vaccine in pre-clinical studies to treat human babesiosis, a tick-transmitted disease closely related to malaria. Lead researcher Professor...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews A dengue virus vaccine candidate has passed an important milestone, with promising results in animal model testing providing hope to the 390 million people infected...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is contacting students and staff who may have been exposed to a student with infectious tuberculosis (TB) disease at...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Cook Islands Ministry of Health (Te Marae Ora) reports that the number of probable and confirmed dengue fever virus-type 2 (DEN-2) has risen to 162 since the outbreak was...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The New Caledonia Department of Health and Social Affairs is reporting increases in three infectious diseases during the first three months of 2021. An increasing number of...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Queensland Health recently urged parents  to watch out for Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (HFMD) following dozens of cases that have been identified in the Far North. There...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials with the Queensland Government are reporting increased cases of melioidosis and leptospirosis this year in the Cairns and Hinterland region in the Far North. Notifications...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The New Zealand Food Safety is warning consumers to thoroughly cook mussels before eating following 2 people reportedly becoming sick from Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the Nelson-Tasman...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their travel notice for Fiji this week with the current leptospirosis outbreak primarily seen in the Central and...