By NewsDesk    @infectiousdiseasenews A measles alert has been issued in south Brisbane as a passenger on a Virgin Airlines was diagnosed with the contagious viral disease. Queensland Health reports...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Auckland health officials continue to report measles cases and as of July 1, 149 confirmed cases have been recorded. Auckland Regional Public Health Service and the...

New Zealand, like many countries around the globe, are seeing rising syphilis cases and intend to curb the increases with a new National Syphilis Action Plan rolled out today. Syphilis has been increasing...

By NewsDesk   @infectiousdiseasenews The number of measles cases in Auckland, New Zealand has risen to 126 confirmed cases through Monday, according to the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS). Earlier...

New Zealand Food Safety is urging people to ensure they cook raw mussels thoroughly after an increase in cases of food poisoning associated with commercially grown New Zealand mussels. Over the past...

In an update on the dengue fever outbreak on Palau, the Palau Ministry of Health reports an additional 15 cases the week ending June 16, which brings the outbreak total to 250 since December 2018. There...

Queensland Health has been notified of the first locally acquired case of dengue fever in Rockhampton in decades. A full outbreak response is being enacted by the Central Queensland Public Health Unit,...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Palau, the Palau Ministry of Health reported an additional nine cases last week, bringing the total 196 cases since December 2018. There...

The search for a global Strep A vaccine has narrowed after researchers sequenced the DNA of more than 2,000 Group A Streptococcus samples from around the world. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute,...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 Measles outbreak The Auckland Regional Public Health Service, in a measles outbreak today, reports the outbreak case tally is now 71 since the beginning of the year. Nationally,...