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No new measles cases but the risk is not over

The measles outbreak that began in Darwin in mid-February is over but Territorians are reminded they still need to ensure they are immune from the disease.

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Early influenza season in Central Australia

The 2019 flu season has arrived early in Central Australia, with increasing numbers of cases being reported over the past three weeks.

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World Immunisation Week: Vaccines Work

This week is World Immunisation Week and the theme is ‘Protected Together: Vaccines Work!’

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Holiday health reminder - measles and mosquitoes

Territorians are being reminded to take extra precautions over the school holiday period, with measles still circulating and the mosquito-borne Kunjin virus being detected in the Top End.

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High School students to explore career options in health

High school students from across Darwin and Palmerston are expected at today’s interactive ‘Health Careers to Try’ Day at Royal Darwin Hospital to experience what it is like to work in the health sector.

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Take ‘I Ask’ seriously

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the Central Australia Health Service, in collaboration with other community organisations, is drawing attention to the prevalence of sexual violence in our community.

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Finalists announced for 2019 NT Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

The finalists in the 16th annual Northern Territory Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards have been announced in Alice Springs.

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Consider Advance Care Planning

The Central Australia Health Service is inviting members of the community to start conversations with loved ones about what living well means to them and to reflect on who they would want to speak for them if they were too sick to speak for themselves.

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Elevate the consent conversation through Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and this year’s theme is ‘I ask’.

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Widespread Kunjin virus activity in Top End

The Department of Health advises Top End residents and visitors to take precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes, with widespread Kunjin virus activity detected in the Darwin region.