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,...

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Queensland Health is warning travelers on Jetstar Airlines flight JQ46 to be alert for symptoms of measles. The flight departed Denpasar for Brisbane on Wednesday night (15 October) and arrived Thursday...

Health officials in Kimberley, Western Australia, after detecting Australian bat lyssavirus (ABL) in several sick bats in Broome,  have extended the warning to Pilbara saying that bats there may also...

In a follow-up to a report last week, the outbreak of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis in New Zealand has grown to 127 confirmed cases, an increase of 26 cases, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries...

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has been notified by Environmental Science and Research of a cluster of human illnesses linked to the bacteria Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. While cases are reported...

Written by Dr. Katherine E. Arden and Dr. Ian M. Mackay The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) began in December 2013 in Guinea. It spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Senegal. The last two...

The measles outbreak in the Solomon Islands has skyrocketed to more than 2,300 cases after a surge of 829 cases last week, according to a Solomon Star report today. This clearly follows a story two weeks...

A 27-year-old Belgian woman, who had traveled to Easter Island, sought medical attention after traveling to Tahiti. She presentied with fever, asthenia, diarrhea, retro-orbital pain. She was diagnosed...