By Robert Herriman  @infectiousdiseasenews According to the Ministry of Health for the Government of Tonga, the island nation closed out 2019 with 612 measles confirmed or suspected cases. This is up...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Health officials in American Samoa continues its campaign to vaccinate all school aged children in light of it’s measles outbreak declaration earlier this month. On...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Government of Fiji reported an additional measles case in a 11-month-old from Nabua who was admitted under isolation at CWM Hospital in Suva who was just recently discharged....

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 The Tonga Ministry of Health reported an additional 18 new measles cases with onset dates in the last week, bringing the outbreak total to 596 confirmed or suspected cases of...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Samoa UN health officials report the measles situation in Samoa is stabilizing and post-peak, with decreasing numbers of cases. The Samoa Ministry of Health confirms a total...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 The Samoa Ministry of Health confirms a total of 5,494 measles cases have been reported to the Disease Surveillance Team, since the outbreak started. There were 31 recorded...

Researchers have reported an extremely drug-resistant strain of Shigella circulating in Victoria with the vast majority of cases occurring in men who have sex with men. Shigella could previously be treated...

In an update on the measles outbreak in Samoa, the Samoa Ministry of Health confirms a total of 5,371 measles cases have been reported to the Disease Surveillance Team, since the outbreak started. There...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 Fiji Fiji health officials reported two additional measles cases–the latest confirmed cases are a 13 month old and a 20 year old from Saumakia Village in Naitasiri. This...

By NewsDesk   @bactiman63 The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board reported recently of a additional measles case. The patient is an infant, who was in isolation at Hawke’s Bay Hospital. Medical Officer...