couriermail.com.au - 11th November, 2016 HEALTH experts are urging Queenslanders to familiarise themselves with the symptoms of meningococcal disease amid concern over an increase in the number of W strain cases. Queensland Health has confirmed a Sunshine Coast resident was diagnosed with W strain meningococcal disease this...

scoop.co.nz - 11th November, 2016 New Zealanders are in the dark about the threat of infectious diseases, according to University of Auckland microbiologist, Dr Siouxsie Wiles. “An island mentality means New Zealanders often dismiss the threat of infectious diseases as a third world problem, or assume that...

debgroup.com The robot’s name may be fanciful, but the task it’s tackling is quite serious. Researchers at the Health and Safety Laboratory in Derbyshire in Great Britain are using “Vomiting Larry” to learn more about how the infectious norovirus spreads. Vomiting Larry is a humanoid simulated...

gizmodo.com.au - 5th November, 2016 The US Centres for Disease Control has released a report in which it identifies over a dozen cases of a deadly, antibiotic-resistant fungus called Candida auris. It's the first time this super-strain has been found in the US, and disturbingly, four...

scoop.co.nz - 4th November, 2016 Deaths attributed to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) could be higher than deaths attributed to cancer in 35 years if no action is taken to address increasing rates of resistance, says The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (the RACP) and the Australasian Society...

wwltv.com - 8th June, 2016 NEW ORLEANS -- A Pennsylvania woman was treated by doctors and is well now, but her infection is raising serious concerns for U.S. health officials. They want to know how super bacteria, that are resistant to a powerful antibiotic, got in her...

contagionlive.com - 31st October, 2016 Mosquito season may be drawing to a close in the United States, but it is just beginning on the other side of the equator—meaning, potentially more Zika virus cases in countries such as Brazil, which has been battling an outbreak since...

medicalxpress.com - 27th October, 2016 The first evidence of a superbug in a domestic cat that could infect humans and livestock has been discovered in Australia. The Salmonella strain is resistant to carbapenems, a drug used as the last line of defence in Australian hospitals. Experts believe...

odt.co.nz - 31st May, 2016 Scientists are warning that the world could be in for an "antibiotic apocalypse", with a rise in drug-resistant superbugs killing 10 million people every year by 2050. Science reporter Jamie Morton discusses the issue with one of New Zealand's best known...

infectioncontroltoday.com - 15th September, 2016 The medical field has known for almost 200 years that disinfecting hands saves lives by reducing the ability to carry disease. But even in 2016, global hand hygiene compliance remains shockingly low. At any given time, the World Health Organization (WHO)...