Alerts in Oceania

Melioidosis - Australia

Australian health authorities (NT Health) have reported 22 cases of melioidosis (2 deaths) among people who swam in Top End, in the Northern Territory of Australia, a tropical oasis formed by Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Arnhem Land and the Katherine region, where the tropics meet the Outback.


Japanese encephalitis - Australia

JE vaccination is recommended for longer-term (e.g., one month or more) travel to the main risk areas in Australia (areas surrounding the Murray River and Outer Torres Strait Islands).