By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 For the second time in two weeks, Auckland, New Zealand (pop. 1.7 million) will go into lockdown mode after a case of COVID-19, according to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. The...

One in six people in Australia suffer from chronic tinnitus – the debilitating and irreversible hearing ailment characterised by unceasing ringing in the ears – yet scant research has been done to...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The New Caledonia Department of Health and Social Affairs reports an increase in leptospirosis cases in the first two months of 2021. From January 1 to February 21, a total...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 NSW Health is reporting an increase in Legionnaires’ disease cases in the Greater Sydney area in December and January. Seventeen cases of Legionnaires’ disease were notified...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Fiji Ministry of Health & Medical Services has established “Clinical Teams” of Specialists in addition to the many Public Health workers performing outreach programs...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 In a follow-up to the dengue virus serotype 2 (DENV-2) outbreak in the Cook Islands, as of February 12, 30 probable and confirmed cases have been reported. Twelve people have...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) is advising dog owners to be alert, not alarmed, after the detection of ticks carrying the disease Ehrlichiosis in South Australia. Ehrlichiosis...

Officials with NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are urging producers to vaccinate their livestock following confirmation of the first case of anthrax of the year. In late January 2021, anthrax...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Australia has secured an extra 10 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, bringing the total number of doses of this vaccine to 20 million. The additional...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Cook Islands, a country of 15 islands in the Pacific, is experiencing an outbreak of dengue fever. According to the Cook Islands government, eight cases of  dengue virus...