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...

Synthetic cannabidiol, better known as CBD, has been shown for the first time to kill the bacteria responsible for gonorrhea, meningitis and legionnaires disease. The research collaboration between The...

GSK and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) announced today that the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) accepted the submission of a Category 1 application to extend the indication of single-dose...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Queensland health officials has confirmed a case of COVID-19 has the UK variant. This has prompted the government to limit incoming and outgoing movements from the Greater Brisbane...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Western Australia Department of Health issued a warning today for recreational water users and the risks of the brain-eating amoeba. Managing Scientist, Richard Theobald...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews In a follow-up on the tick-borne dog disease, Ehrlichiosis, in Australia, vets in Top End in Australia’s Northern Territory say some 1000 dogs have died of ...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Townsville Public Health Unit is responding to a shigella outbreak at Richmond State School where there have been 12 confirmed cases. Shigella infection is a serious form...

Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD), Manager Communicable Diseases & Immunisation Ms Susan Turcato, is strongly urging farmers and people who work with livestock to get vaccinated against Q...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 A parasitic disease normally just seen in Africa, Asia, and Latin America has been reported in a 25-year-old Melbourne, Australia woman with no history of travel, according...