Canker outbreak: WA confirms disease detected in two locations as industry calls for halt to Top End citrus trade – ABC Rural

Canker outbreak: WA confirms disease detected in two locations as industry calls for halt to Top End citrus trade – ABC Rural

Western Australia’s Department of Primary Industries (DPIRD) has confirmed the detection of citrus canker on two properties in Kununurra and Wyndham, linking it to imported plants from the Northern Territory. What is citrus canker? info box What is citrus canker? A contagious plant disease that destroyed more than half a …

Ebola virus: Congo moves to ‘next phase’ as outbreak reaches major city

Ebola virus: Congo moves to ‘next phase’ as outbreak reaches major city

Posted May 17, 2018 18:27:04 The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak has entered “a new phase” after a case of the deadly virus was detected for the first time in the northwest city of Mbandaka, home to a population of about 1 million people, according to the country’s health …

Ebola outbreak: World Health Organisation prepares for ‘worst case scenario’ in Congo

Ebola outbreak: World Health Organisation prepares for ‘worst case scenario’ in Congo

Updated May 11, 2018 22:52:30 The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is preparing for the “worst case scenario” in an Ebola outbreak in a remote area of the Democratic Republic of Congo, including the potential for the virus to spread to a major town. Key points: The immediate risk …

Legionnaire’s outbreak in Melbourne linked to shopping centres in Gladstone Park, Airport West

Legionnaire’s outbreak in Melbourne linked to shopping centres in Gladstone Park, Airport West

Updated May 04, 2018 15:04:17 Photo: Last year there were 67 documented cases of legionnaires’ disease in Victoria. (Supplied: Flinders University) Three men are in hospital after contracting legionnaire’s disease after visiting the same areas of Melbourne’s north-west. Health authorities said the men, two of whom are in intensive care, …

Rotting melons left in paddocks as listeria outbreak cripples West Australian industry

Rotting melons left in paddocks as listeria outbreak cripples West Australian industry

By Joanna Prendergast and Jessica Hayes Updated April 19, 2018 07:35:45 Photo: Greenough melon grower Carole Metcalf says after the rockmelon-borne listeria outbreak in NSW she has been forced to let her crop rot in her paddock. (ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt: Joanna Prendergast ) Thousands of rockmelons have been left …

Money wasted in rush to control fruit fly outbreak in Tasmania, Labor says

Money wasted in rush to control fruit fly outbreak in Tasmania, Labor says

Updated April 19, 2018 05:41:10 The Tasmanian Government paid an interstate fumigation contractor $250,000 for less than two weeks’ work after fruit fly was detected in the north-west of the state, the ABC has learnt. Global Fumigation Services Pty Ltd was contracted by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water …

Coles frozen pomegranate linked to NSW hepatitis A outbreak

Coles frozen pomegranate linked to NSW hepatitis A outbreak

Posted April 07, 2018 11:44:47 Photo: Frozen pomegranate from Coles supermarkets is believed to be the cause of an outbreak of hepatitis A in NSW. (Instagram: @fashiongunner) Seven people have been diagnosed with hepatitis A after eating frozen pomegranate purchased at Coles supermarkets, prompting NSW Health to warn anyone who …

Rockmelon farm linked to deadly listeria outbreak set to supply melons again

Rockmelon farm linked to deadly listeria outbreak set to supply melons again

Posted April 04, 2018 13:50:44 The New South Wales farm at the centre of the rockmelon listeria outbreak that claimed six lives has said it will resume supplying fruit to the public again this week. A statement by the Rombola Family Farms confirmed the state’s Food Authority has given them …

Advance Dermocare dog food voluntarily recalled after megaoesophagus outbreak

Advance Dermocare dog food voluntarily recalled after megaoesophagus outbreak

Updated March 25, 2018 10:46:38 Photo: Mars Petcare Australia recalled its Advance Dermocare dog food as a precaution. (Supplied: Mars Petcare Australia) Related Story: ‘We don’t know the cause’: Rare illness kills police dog, 8 others sick A popular dog food brand has voluntarily recalled some of its products after …

Rockmelon industry ramps up food safety guidelines to restore consumer confidence following listeria outbreak – ABC Rural

Rockmelon industry ramps up food safety guidelines to restore consumer confidence following listeria outbreak – ABC Rural

Food safety guidelines will be ramped up to try to win back consumer confidence following the outbreak of listeria in rockmelons, the Australian Melon Association says. Six people have died as a result of the outbreak identified in February, and despite authorities assuring consumers that rockmelons now on sale are …