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Lyme advocate website disputes Australian researchers conclusion on local transmission

At the beginning of the month, we published information about a study led by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) concerning whether Lyme disease actually exists on the continent. In the study, lead researcher Professor Peter Collignon...

New Zealand: Four norovirus cases reported in North Canterbury

Four people from the North Canterbury settlement of Waiau have contracted norovirus over the past two days. Two adults and two children from three different families are affected. All are isolated in their own homes. In otherwise healthy individuals Norovirus,...

South Australia reports 4th meningococcal disease case in a week

A case of invasive meningococcal disease B strain has been notified in a 19 year old male from regional South Australia. He has been admitted to hospital in a critical condition. The day prior, health officials reported three cases in a 18 year old male,...

Additional measles case reported in South Australia, linked to Bali travel

South Australians are being reminded to check their vaccination status for measles after another measles case was confirmed today. SA Health’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Paddy Phillips has said that a 1 year old boy is in a stable condition at...

CDC travel notice for Palau due to local Zika transmission

Public health officials have reported that mosquitoes in Palau are infected with Zika virus and are spreading it to people prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a travel notice for the Pacific archipelago of over 500...

Adelaide toddler dies from meningococcal disease

A 16-month-old boy from metropolitan Adelaide has died from invasive meningococcal disease soon after health officials announced the infection last week. The child, Charlie Joshua Mason, passed away from the lethal infection, suspected of being meningococcal...

Measles: Two additional cases reported in Gawler

The number of measles cases in the Gawler area has grown to six as two additional cases have been reported by South Australia health officials in the past two days. On Monday, SA Health’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Paddy Phillips said a 34 year...

Local transmission of Zika recorded in Palau

Health officials on the Pacific archipelago of Palau are reporting what is their first locally transmitted case of Zika virus, according to a Radio New Zealand report. The case, which was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

Solomon Islands: Dengue outbreak in Honiara tops 1400

A month after an outbreak of dengue fever was declared in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, health officials report in excess of 1700 cases. The capital city of Honiara on Guadalcanal Island has seen more than 1400 dengue cases. Another 200 dengue...

Lyme disease not found in Australia despite advocacy groups claims

Lyme disease cannot be contracted in Australia and patients should not be treated with antibiotics for so-called Lyme-like diseases, new medical research has found. Professor Peter Collignon AM from The Australian National University (ANU) and colleagues...
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