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,...

The Canberra community is being notified of the second confirmed measles case of the year and it shows no apparent link to the first case reported in October. ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Paul Kelly said, “With...

Chilean authorities are seeking international advice after dozens of people in the southern part of the country contracted the infection, Q fever, according to a Cooperativa report (computer translated). Undersecretary...

The Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) Public Health Unit is reporting three cases of Legionnaires’ disease in residents of Oatlands Garden Retirement Village. All cases occurred in older...

An Australian teen was recently diagnosed with a parasitic infection that she contracted some six years ago, according to a Yahoo Australia news report today. According to the report, Carly Goff contracted...

NSW Health is urging people aged between 20 and 50 years to have the free, safe measles vaccine after the 29th person in the state was diagnosed with the highly infectious disease. The latest person to...

Health officials in New South Wales (NSW) are warning recent visitors to Sokyo restaurant at The Star in Sydney that a staff member has been diagnosed with hepatitis A.  Dr Vicky Sheppeard, Director...

Authorities in New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland (QLD) are reporting a spike in the number of rotavirus cases being reported in children under five years old. The number of people suffering from the...

In a follow-up to the measles outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, the number of cases have risen to eleven in Victoria in the last two weeks. Health officials believe there may be additional cases upcoming. Measles...