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,...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 In a follow-up on the leptospirosis outbreak in Fiji in 2019, the Ministry of Health says eight deaths have been attributed to it in the Central Division since the beginning...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 A health alert was issued Friday at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane due to Listeria-tainted ham. The bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes, was detected in a batch...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 Officials with the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) report the number of measles confirmed has now reached 60 to date in 2019. Medical Officer of Health Dr William...

Officials with Victoria Health are reporting an additional case of measles has been confirmed in an overseas traveller. This is in addition to the four cases of measles confirmed in Victorian residents...