livestrong.com - 28th January, 2014 Bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic diseases exist on the skin and in mucus, blood and other body fluids. Some germs are transferred through inhalation and others are obtained by touch. The transfer of fecal-to-oral diseases occurs when an infected person does...

canberratimes.com.au - 31st January, 2017 The ACT has the third highest rate of patients contracting potentially-fatal bacterial blood infections while staying in public hospitals, a new report finds. It also shows the ACT has made significant progress reducing the rate of infection over the past five years and...

radionz.co.nz - 1st December, 2016 A flu expert is calling for health funding authorities to consider funding wider access to the free flu vaccine following research showing many people are carriers of the virus every winter without realising it. New data from the Southern Hemisphere Influenza and...

outbreaknewstoday.com - 9th December, 2016 Gardeners and spa pool owners are being warned to protect themselves against serious illness caused by Legionella bacteria. Potting mix and inadequately treated spa pools are common sources of the respiratory illness Legionellosis. Nelson Marlborough Health’s Public Health Service has received 11 notifications...

theage.com.au - 13th November, 2016 The surgery on the older lady's wrist was so minor it was performed while she was awake sitting up in the chair. It seemed to have gone well at first but her family believes it was at that day clinic in regional...

dailymail.co.uk - 11th December, 2016 Australians could die from a shortage of antibiotics, an infectious diseases expert says. Hospitals are already stockpiling and rationing back-up antibiotics to deal with a national shortage. Australian National University Medical School professor of infectious diseases Peter Collignon  said the use of these...

theconversation.com - 15th November, 2016 Mites living in your skin are just the start of the problems that come with having scabies. The highly infectious parasitic condition is linked with extreme itchiness, bacterial infections and kidney damage, plus debilitating social and economic consequences. But we’re not addressing the...

health.govt.nz Auckland University of Technology was contracted by the Ministry of Health to evaluate whether changes made to auditing processes have improved outcomes for people living in age residential care facilities. The evaluation was conducted from December 2015 to June 2016 and used a variety of...

scoop.co.nz - 22nd November, 2016 Managing Director of AFT Pharmaceuticals, Dr Hartley Atkinson, says that the pharmaceutical industry needs to take a leading role in helping reduce antibiotic use. Following on from the World Health Organisation’s antibiotics awareness campaign, this week a New Zealand online discussion begins...

outbreaknewstoday.com - 20th November, 2016 Four people from the North Canterbury settlement of Waiau have contracted norovirus over the past two days. Two adults and two children from three different families are affected. All are isolated in their own homes. In otherwise healthy individuals Norovirus, a particularly contagious gastro...