Australia

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Clusters Across the Globe Show Severe Prevalence Rates of HTLV-1
May 24, 2018 | Jackie Sheridan

  Worldwide attention has recently been brought to the disease called Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1, or HTLV-1. News outlets have been reporting...

Ross River Virus Strikes Brisbane
Apr 8, 2015 | Noushin Berdjis

Brisbane, Australia is currently the epicenter of the largest outbreak of Ross River Virus the country has experienced since 1996 [2]. As of March...

Queensland's First Hendra Case of 2014 Detected
Mar 28, 2014 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

The first case of Hendra virus (HeV) in 2014 has been confirmed in a horse from South Kolan, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia. After testing positive...

With Summer Comes Mosquitoes: Australia Health Dept. Warns of Ross River Virus
Dec 12, 2013 | Lindsay Denny

On December 9, Australia’s Northern Territory health department warned residents that this season’s mosquito numbers and high tide do not bode well...

Hendra Virus Detected in Australian Horse
Jul 3, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

Another case of Hendra virus was detected last week in Queensland, Australia. Australian news agencies reported that a veterinarian treated a...

Cause of Australia's Mysterious Horse Deaths Found
Oct 14, 2011 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

The sudden deaths of five horses on 5 Oct. 2011 put Australian horse owners on high alert. Since June of this year, 22 horses have died due to Hendra...

Flesh-Eating Bacteria on the Rise in Australia
Sep 2, 2011 | Glory Song

Australia’s Bellarine Peninsula has seen a large increase in the number of Buruli ulcer (also known as Bairnsdale ulcer or Searl ulcer) cases caused...

Hendra Virus Confirmed in Queensland Dog
Jul 26, 2011 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

The Australian Animal Health Laboratory has confirmed the first case of Hendra virus in a dog. Hendra virus has only been found naturally within the...

Lyssavirus in Melbourne, Victoria
Jul 18, 2011 | healthmap

Australian Bat Lyssavirus has been detected in a colony of fruit bats in Yarra Bend Park, which is in the Melbourne suburb of Kew.  Lyssavirus is...

“Shocking” Diphtheria Death in Australia
May 6, 2011 | healthmap

A 22 year old Brisbane woman has died from diphtheria; it is believed she was unvaccinated. Diphtheria is a severe respiratory infection caused by...

Australia to discontinue infectious disease investigation team
Nov 17, 2010 | healthmap

Australia is one of very few industrialized nations without a national disease control center.  For the past 20 years, outbreak investigations have...