Notifications for primary and secondary syphilis reached a record high Victoria in 2017, according to health officials. A total of 1,337 cases of infectious syphilis were notified in Victoria, compared...

Officials with Victoria Health are reporting the first known case of Candida auris, or C. auris in the state. It is believed the Victorian man acquired the infection during admission to a hospital...

A case of anthrax in cattle was confirmed in the Dirranbandi-St George area in early July 2018. This detection is the fourth incident in cattle in the region since 2016. Animal owners in southern Queensland...

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...

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...

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...

Health officials in Victoria are reporting a steady increase in notifications of Buruli ulcer since 2015 in people who have travelled to or live in endemic areas, prompting an advisory for health care...

Officials with Victoria Health are warning the public of a new imported measles case in the Melbourne area. The confirmed case of measles has spent significant time in the following places while infectious. April...