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Meningococcal disease struck Western Australia during the past week. Two cases of the meningitis form of the disease was reported by health authorities where one patient, a teenager is recovering from...

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The Western Australia Department of Health issued a measles warning today for travelers on an Air Asia flight from Bali over the weekend after a family of two were infected on the vacation island. According...

While the Americas hit the 1 million locally acquired chikungunya case mark this past week, one year after the introduction of the virus in this region of the world one year ago, the islands of the South...

A French Polynesia news source is reporting four cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) that could be attributed to infection with the chikungunya virus in Tahiti. The report in La Depeche (computer...

The chikungunya outbreak in the Pacific Islands continue to balloon, particularly in French Polynesia, where health authorities report seeing an estimated 9,000 new cases during the past week. According...

About four months after his death, the actual cause of death of Celebrity chef Ross Burden turned out to be the bacterial disease, Legionnaire’s disease, according to an interim coroner’s...

Here it is, approximately four months after American Samoa reported their first outbreak of the mosquito borne virus, chikungunya, and Samoan health officials say that the virus is now affecting “the...

The chikungunya outbreak that began in French Polynesia some 5 weeks ago has exploded into thousands of cases, according to multiple media reports. Reports say the number of cases range from 5,000 to 8,000...

On October 11, 2014, Tahiti reported locally transmitted chikungunya cases for the first time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Soon after, Tahitian health officials raised...

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New South Wales (NSW) Health has urged people not to approach injured bats and flying foxes following three confirmed cases of the potentially fatal lyssavirus in NSW bats this year. Over the past month,...