With the alarming rise in syphilis cases in recent years, it’s important to know what it is, how it’s spread and who is most at risk.
Alaskapox was discovered in 2015 and has generally only caused mild illness – until now.
The signs that remind you to pick up after your pet are not just trying to keep public spaces clean; they’re urging you to help safeguard your community’s health.
Though the outbreaks overseas are bigger, a number of cases have also been detected in Australia so far this year.
The JN.1 variant has become dominant in Australia and around the world, causing large waves of infections. Here’s what we know about it so far – and why it’s so important.
An increase in serious illnesses caused by group A Streptococcus has recently made Strep A a growing concern in Canada and elsewhere. Here’s why and how it’s spreading, and what symptoms to look for.
Climate change is causing dengue-carrying mosquitoes to spread. Could the disease become endemic in Europe?
Avian influenza has killed a polar bear and may have infected other bears.
Your immune system is often able to fend off pathogens it’s never seen before. But defending your body against all of them all at once is a tough challenge.
An unexpected case of rabies found in an animal can raise concerns for a potential outbreak. Proactive vaccination of both wildlife and people can help protect everyone.
For most people, long COVID means not getting better after a COVID infection. So how has long COVID changed throughout the pandemic, and how likely are you to get it with this infection?
Hybrid viruses can emerge from co-infections. And we don’t know their effects.
Unlike many eye conditions, ocular syphilis is a highly treatable disease. But it needs to be correctly identified.
A British man is confirmed to have swine flu. The UK Health Security Agency said it is monitoring the situation closely.
Australia is one of the highest users of antibiotics in the developed world. So when do we actually need antibiotics to treat an infection? And when should we avoid them?
Millions of high-risk older Australians aren’t getting recommended vaccinations against COVID, the flu, pneumococcal disease and shingles.
We’ve all heard of antibiotic resistance. The same thing is happening with other causes of infections in humans: fungi, viruses and parasites. This is making thrush and other infections hard to treat.
In rural Ghana, only 18% of patients believe elephantiasis is a disease. Some others think it is caused by curses or even rain. Only by understanding local beliefs can it be treated effectively.
Viruses can get into cells in several ways. Figuring out how to stop them from entering in the first place is a key to developing better vaccines and stopping future pandemics.
Air purifiers were meant to save us from COVID. A new systematic review wonders where the evidence for that is.