A month after an outbreak of dengue fever was declared in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, health officials report in excess of 1700 cases. The capital city of Honiara on Guadalcanal Island...

Lyme disease cannot be contracted in Australia and patients should not be treated with antibiotics for so-called Lyme-like diseases, new medical research has found. Professor Peter Collignon AM from The...

In a follow-up to a report last week, Western Australia Health is reporting a second confirmed measles case in a person who was infected during travel overseas. The person visited numerous places in the...

The first evidence of a superbug in a domestic cat that could infect humans and livestock has been discovered in Australia. The Salmonella strain is resistant to carbapenems, a drug used as the last line...

Western Australians are being asked to be alert to an increased risk of measles, following a confirmed diagnosis in a passenger who was infected during holidays in Japan, and who was infectious to others...

Every year at this time, New South Wales (NSW) Health issues a warning about the risk of Lyssavirus as the bat breeding season begins in the region. Health officials warn people not to approach or handle...

SA Health has been notified of two cases of measles: a 9 month old male and a 22 year old female both from metropolitan Adelaide. These cases are likely community contacts of a previous case who had travelled...

South Australians are being urged to make sure they are immunized against measles following two separate measles cases this week. SA Health’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Paddy Phillips said both...

The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board announced today that health care providers  are beginning to see cases of suspected Reactive Arthritis, from the campylobacter infection. Reactive arthritis is...

The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board put the number affected by the gastrointestinal outbreak at more than 4,000 people since the outbreak began one month ago. The number of confirmed cases of campylobacter...