Victoria health officials reported today that there has been one confirmed case of measles in Melbourne with the infection likely to have been acquired overseas. The case was infectious while on Emirates...

The Deputy Chief Health Officer, Victoria, Dr Brett Sutton issued an updated health alert concerning an hepatitis A outbreak affecting dozens of  gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men...

In a follow-up to the report of a salmonella outbreak linked to a South Australia bakery, SA Health officials are now reporting 35 salmonella cases, including nine hospitalizations. SA Health’s Director...

Health officials on South Australia are reporting 17 confirmed Salmonella cases linked to sandwiches, wraps, rolls and focaccias purchased from Gawler South Bakery in the past two weeks, prompting them...

In an update on polio news from the most recent week, we look at updates from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Australia. Syria According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the total number...

NSW Health is urging people not to swim for two weeks after having diarrhoea to avoid contaminating pools with the nasty infection cryptosporidiosis, with cases expected to rise over summer. Dr Jeremy...

New South Wales NSW Health is warning people to be wary of Salmonella poisoning as summer temperatures rise, with 201 cases already reported across the state last month. Dr Vicky Sheppeard, Director...

Health officials in Victoria are reporting a outbreak of invasive meningococcal C disease in men who have sex with men (MSM) and are urging vaccination for high risk people. Between May and November...

In Australia, the topic of Lyme disease has been a growing issue in recent years with patients sharing their stories about suffering with debilitating symptom complexes attributed to ticks. The Australian...

With the start of the local bat breeding season, NSW Health is urging people to avoid contact with bats that could carry serious diseases. Dr Vicky Sheppeard, Director of Communicable Diseases Branch,...