In a follow-up on the human  Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) situation in Australia, the Department of Health now reports 32 human cases of JEV in Australia. The breakdown of cases is as follows: 20...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Western Australia Department of Health is warning residents and travellers in the Kimberley region to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites, following heavy rainfall, flooding...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Fiji Ministry of Health has reported surges in some infectious diseases this year due to continued heavy rain in parts of the country, particularly the Western Division–these...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 NSW Health is urging the community to stay vigilant and take precautions against mosquito bites after an eighth NSW resident has been confirmed to have Japanese encephalitis (JE). The...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 In South Australia, the Department for Health and Wellbeing’s Executive Director of Health Protection and Licensing Services, Dr Chris Lease, said there have now been eight confirmed...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) today announce that the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved the use of single-dose Kozenis (tafenoquine) in children...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Since the beginning of the year, 83 leptospirosis cases have been reported in New Caledonia. In addition, one death has been recorded. The disease is occurs every year during the...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 In a follow-up on a report of a mosquito warning in South Australia earlier this week, the Australia Department of Health (DOH) officials report a confirmed human case of Japanese...

South Australians are warned to avoid exposure to mosquitoes, following the recent detection of various flaviviruses in southern parts of Australia, which are spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. The...

Agriculture Victoria veterinarians and animal health staff are responding to the detection of anthrax in a small number of sheep on a property near Swan Hill. Anthrax has been identified as the likely...