Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Horse virus hits Australia's tourist north

The biggest ever outbreak of Australia's deadly Hendra virus has spread to near the tourist city of Cairns, claiming the life of an eighth horse, officials said Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australian cruiser docks after swine flu outbreak

(AP) -- An ocean liner docked in an Australian city on Saturday despite objections raised by port officials over a swine flu outbreak on board that cut short a Great Barrier Reef cruise.