Some 100 people exhibiting symptoms of Acute Fever and Rash (AFR) in American Samoa, including the fatality of a 28-year-old man, has prompted a health alert by Samoa’s Ministry of Health Wednesday. In...

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The Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) National Surveillance Unit reports being notified of  9 cases of suspected measles in the past three weeks, according to a World Health...

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Health authorities are urging Tasmanians to make sure they are vaccinated for measles after the confirmation of two cases in the state this week. Director of Public Health Dr Roscoe Taylor said the measles...

A national outbreak of rotavirus was declared by the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health after some 1,000 cases were reported nationwide during the past two weeks. 16 children have died as a result of...

The “worm spit” of the Southeast Asian liver fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini, a known for causing liver cancer, has shown the ability to heal wounds, suggests Dr. Michael Smout with the Queensland...

After reported cases of chikungunya in New Caledonia and a large outbreak in Tonga this year, French Polynesian health authorities are reporting the first imported case of the mosquito borne virus in...

In a follow up to a story 10 days ago, American Samoa health authorities are reporting an increase in amoebic dysentery cases while the source of the outbreak is still a mystery.   According to a...

The Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia (TGA) is investigating a potential link between AFT Pharmaceuticals propofol products and reported cases of sepsis. There have been reports of eight patients...

PRESS RELEASE Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young has recently received an e-petition from almost 500 concerned citizens asking her to publicly denounce the Australian Vaccination Sceptics...

Epidemiologists in American Samoa are investigating an outbreak of the protozoan parasite, Entamoeba histolytica, which according to report, has sickened more than two dozen. Half of the 26 people stricken...