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GONORRHOEA – antimicrobial resistance

Two cases of gonorrhoea with high level resistance to ceftriaxone, azithromycin, ciprofloxacin, penicillin and tetracycline were diagnosed in Australia in February and March 2018

HEPATITIS A ALERT

Public health investigation of an outbreak of locally-acquired hepatitis A during February and March 2018 is linked to eating frozen pomegranate arils purchased from Coles during the incubation period.

Listeria Outbreak Update

Information for clinicians 1. A national outbreak of listeriosis has been reported related to rockmelon 2. Advise patients at increased risk of listeriosis to avoid…

LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE ALERT

There has been a cluster of Legionella pneumophila with three confirmed cases notified, all caused by serogroup 1, with onsets between 3 and 5 February. All the cases have spent time in or near the Castle Hill CBD in their incubation period.