Update July 18: The death toll has risen to four according to news reports. The American Samoa health department has declared that the number of dengue fever infections has reached a level where it is...

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Minister for Health Sussan Ley urged people last week to get their flu shots in response to new statistics that show the number of flu cases in Australia are up by over 50 per cent in 2015 as compared...

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The Ministry of Health & Medical Services is issuing a health alert to the public after recording an increase in cases of chickenpox within the Suva Medical Subdivision. This alert is being issued...

Dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus outbreaks are also occurring across the Pacific. These three viruses are transmitted to humans via the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, which are present in many...

Health officials in the Marshall Islands are reporting a surge in chikungunya cases with the latest tally at more than 800 cases since February 2015. Of these, 80 percent of cases were from the Capital,...

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Queensland Health has been notified of a diagnosed case of measles with possible contacts around Brisbane and elsewhere. The person was infectious while on Emirates flight EK 432 from Dubai (with a Singapore...

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The chikungunya virus has now reached half of the Pacific Island countries and territories and is likely to continue spreading to non-affected countries in the region and other parts of the world. Surveillance...

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Hervey Bay Hospital has implemented water quality safety measures as a result of positive test results for Legionella in its water supply. The hospital conducts regular checks on its water supply. Wide...

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A 32-year-old paramedic has been diagnosed with measles and is currently in hospital in a serious condition. The man worked while he was unknowingly infectious between 10 May and 12 May. He may also have...

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The Ministry of Health and Medical Services advises the general public to focus efforts on reducing the risks of Chikungunya circulation in Fiji. This is after it received laboratory confirmation of an...