The National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea announced this week that three additional polio cases have been confirmed in Morobe, Madang and Enga provinces. The case from Morobe is a four-year-old...

The National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea reported this week on two additional polio cases (circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1–cVDPV1), bringing the total to six polio cases...

Queensland Health is urging people to think before heading to an Emergency Departments (ED) for minor conditions as 32 per cent of ailments seen for can be treated by a General Practitioner (GP). Queensland...

An estimated 700,110 children under 5 years old will be vaccinated against polio in nine provinces of Papua New Guinea in August 2018. The National Department of Health (NDOH) is mobilizing 4,964 polio...

The entire eligible population of Samoa will have been treated with the new triple drug regimen recommended by WHO for the treatment of lymphatic filariasis (LF), a disabling and disfiguring neglected...

Notifications for primary and secondary syphilis reached a record high Victoria in 2017, according to health officials. A total of 1,337 cases of infectious syphilis were notified in Victoria, compared...

Officials with Victoria Health are reporting the first known case of Candida auris, or C. auris in the state. It is believed the Victorian man acquired the infection during admission to a hospital...

A case of anthrax in cattle was confirmed in the Dirranbandi-St George area in early July 2018. This detection is the fourth incident in cattle in the region since 2016. Animal owners in southern Queensland...

The New Zealand Ministry of Health expresses its condolences to the families of children who recently died in Samoa shortly after the administration of MMR vaccine. Samoan health authorities have launched...

Last month, a vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (VDPV1) case was confirmed in a child from Morobe Province. Papua New Guinea has not had a case of wild poliovirus since 1996, and the country was certified...