NewsDesk @bactiman63 The first country-wide mass drug administration in the world for the treatment of scabies is happening in the Solomon Islands. The World Scabies Program is spearheading the mass drug...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 An anti-parasitic drug will be rolled out on mass scale in the Solomon Islands to prevent scabies, a contagious, intensely itchy skin condition that affects a third of the nation’s...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 In a follow-up on a report last month about measles in Fiji, the Ministry of Health & Medical Services – Fiji (MHMS) now reports eight cases of measles as of August 4. In...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 Fiji health officials have initiated an immediate containment response after six cases of measles (Labasa-2, Rewa-3 and Nasinu-1) were identified in the country, according to a Fiji...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Ministry of Health & Medical Services – Fiji reports 2068 lab-confirmed cases of leptospirosis this year. A slight upward trend in cases with case numbers is noted...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 In an update in the leptospirosis outbreak in Fiji, health officials now report 1,394 lab-confirmed cases of leptospirosis this year. In addition, the number of deaths has risen...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Fiji Ministry of Health has reported surges in some infectious diseases this year due to continued heavy rain in parts of the country, particularly the Western Division–these...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 The Fiji Ministry of Health has reported 179 confirmed leptospirosis cases through February 18. This comes after recent heavy rains and flooding in the country. The breakdown of cases...

NewsDesk @bactiman63 One dose of an anti-parasite drug was just as effective as two at significantly reducing the spread of scabies, the contagious, intensely itchy skin condition, according to a new...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services is reporting two cases of measles in two villages in the Serua province in the Serua-Namosi Medical Sub-Division. The two cases...