news.com.au - 4th August, 2017 HAVE you been off work recently? Knocking back the Lemsip? Or even wrapped around the toilet bowl? Well, if you’re a Sydneysider you’re not alone. In fact the whole city is in the midst of an illness crisis with a sharp rise...

nzherald.co.nz - 21st July, 2017 Flu presentations at Tauranga Hospital are double what was seen last season. Bay of Plenty District Health Board medical director Dr Hugh Lees said last year's flu season was a mild one and the number of weekly presentations this year was currently...

apic.org - 27th April, 2017 The significant presence of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB), such as E. coli, among nursing home residents demonstrates the need for heightened infection control prevention and control measures in nursing homes, according to a meta-analysis published in the May issue of the American Journal of Infection...

nzherald.co.nz - 11th July, 2017 A spa pool at the Auckland Council-owned Onehunga War Memorial Pool and Leisure Centre has been closed after legionella bacteria was discovered. YMCA Auckland, which manages the centre on behalf of the council, shut the spa pool immediately on Wednesday after the...

nzherald.co.nz - 5th July, 2017 A supermarket shopping trolley has 361 times more bacteria than a toilet door knob, laboratory test reveals. Three-quarters of trolleys across a range of stores swabbed by scientists contained the most harmful type of bacteria, which can include deadly escherichia coli (E....

sbs.com.au - 29th June, 2017 A meeting of infectious diseases professionals is calling for a new co-ordinating body to oversee work to slow the spread of antibiotic resistance in Australia. Australia needs a national body to co-ordinate the work to slow the spread of superbugs, experts say. Austin...

radionz.co.nz - 10th June, 2017 Older Māori and Pasifika people are two to three times more likely to die prematurely from the flu compared to other ethnicities, research has found. Men, especially in the older age group, and people living in the most deprived areas, were also...

news.com.au - 2nd June, 2017 A Victorian struck down with Hepatitis A was one of four cases nationally that prompted a recall of frozen berries across the state. Entyce Food Ingredients has voluntarily recalled the Creative Gourmet Mixed Berries 300g product, sold at at IGA, Foodworks, Foodland,...

news.xinhuanet.com - 20th May, 2017 WELLINGTON, May 20 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand is in no way insulated from the global growth in antimicrobial resistance that is predicted to kill more than 10 million people worldwide every year by 2050 and to have major impacts on animal...

stuff.co.nz - 24th May, 2017 A child has contracted typhoid as the deadly Auckland outbreak spreads south. Health officials on Wednesday confirmed two people, a child and a young adult, had the infection on Tuesday. A young adult was in Palmerston North Hospital with the disease, while the child was...