Fiji typhoid outbreak reported on Moturiki Island

The Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services reports treating at least 13 people who had been diagnosed with typhoid, according to local media. A Public Health Team based at Levuka Hospital is working with the communities on Moturiki Island to create awareness and facilitate counselling on the precautionary measures which include safe water, sanitation and hygiene, […] The post Fiji typhoid outbreak reported on Moturiki Island appeared first on Outbreak News…

October 19, 2017
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Norovirus prompts strict infection control measures at Hawke’s Bay Hospital

In Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, strict infection control measures are in place in some wards of the hospital to prevent the spread of Norovirus, a highly contagious vomiting and diarrhea bug. Chief Medical and Dental Officer John Gommans said Norovirus was circulating in the community.  Patients, with the bug, had been admitted to hospital, and […] The post Norovirus prompts strict infection control measures at Hawke’s Bay Hospital appeared first…

October 17, 2017
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Sydney: Hepatitis A issued for patrons of Sokyo restaurant

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 of Communicable Diseases at NSW Health, said the risk of anyone developing the infection is considered low and there is no ongoing risk to […] The post Sydney: Hepatitis A issued for patrons of Sokyo restaurant appeared first on…

October 15, 2017
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More measles in Melbourne

There have been five confirmed cases of measles notified in Victoria in the last two weeks. Two initial cases acquired their illness locally, the third case was infected in Romania, and two new cases, cases four and five, were contacts of cases one and two. The source of the infection is unknown at this point. […] The post More measles in Melbourne appeared first on Outbreak News Today. Australia –…

September 28, 2017
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