Officials with Nelson Marlborough Health are reporting an increase in campylobacteriosis cases during the past month. 24 cases have been notified to the Medical Officer of Health in the past four weeks,...

A life-threatening parasitic worm could be quietly infecting up to 60 percent of vulnerable Australians in remote northern communities. Flinders University researchers are warning it should be listed...

In a follow-up to a report last week, the National Department of Health of Papua New Guinea and the World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed that the strain of poliovirus first detected in a child...

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) reported this week on a advance notification of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus-1 (cVDPV1) in Papua New Guinea. Following identification last month...

South Australians are being warned not to eat alfalfa sprout products produced by Adelaide business SA Sprouts, after several people became ill with Salmonella Havana. SA Health’s Chief Medical Officer...

There has been a decrease in the number of dengue fever cases recorded nationally in the last 6 weeks. The number of cases in all Divisions is now at levels that is expected during this time of the year....

Health officials in New South Wales (NSW) are reporting a significant decrease in new HIV diagnoses in Australian-born men who have sex with men early in 2018. The latest NSW Health data shows the number...

Queensland Health has been notified of a diagnosed case of measles on Brisbane’s Southside. The child visited a number of locations whilst unknowingly infectious.  Metro South Health (MSH) public...

By Ian M. Mackay, PhD What is HTLV-1? HTLV-1 is a human delta retrovirus assigned to the genusDeltaretrovirus, species Primate T-lymphotropic virus 1 [5]. It was first described in 1980.[10] Soon thereafter...

Community and Public Health has recently confirmed another case of measles in Christchurch. This case is related to the current South Island measles outbreak, which has now infected 15 people. Investigations...