In a world-first, Griffith University researchers have developed a new vaccine in pre-clinical studies to treat human babesiosis, a tick-transmitted disease closely related to malaria. Lead researcher Professor...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews A dengue virus vaccine candidate has passed an important milestone, with promising results in animal model testing providing hope to the 390 million people infected...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Queensland Health recently urged parents  to watch out for Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (HFMD) following dozens of cases that have been identified in the Far North. There...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Officials with the Queensland Government are reporting increased cases of melioidosis and leptospirosis this year in the Cairns and Hinterland region in the Far North. Notifications...

One in six people in Australia suffer from chronic tinnitus – the debilitating and irreversible hearing ailment characterised by unceasing ringing in the ears – yet scant research has been done to...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 NSW Health is reporting an increase in Legionnaires’ disease cases in the Greater Sydney area in December and January. Seventeen cases of Legionnaires’ disease were notified...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) is advising dog owners to be alert, not alarmed, after the detection of ticks carrying the disease Ehrlichiosis in South Australia. Ehrlichiosis...

Officials with NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are urging producers to vaccinate their livestock following confirmation of the first case of anthrax of the year. In late January 2021, anthrax...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Australia has secured an extra 10 million doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, bringing the total number of doses of this vaccine to 20 million. The additional...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Health officials with the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) have issued a health alert this week over an increase in Ross River fever cases in the southern Riverina in...