A Code Red was called this morning at the Royal Darwin Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) after staff noticed smoke and an acrid smell in the area.
Northern Territory Chief Health Officer Dr Hugh Heggie is undertaking a six week period of recreational leave, effective today, Thursday 22 April 2021.
Visitors and Territorians alike are urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites as Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus (MVE) and Kunjin Virus activity have been detected in the Top End and Barkly regions.
It is National Advance Care Planning Week (22 - 26 March) and Territory Palliative Care is encouraging Territorians to learn more about advance personal planning.
NT Health has issued a warning about mosquito borne diseases in the Top End following a fatal case of a mosquito–borne encephalitis presentation on the Tiwi Islands.
Aedes aegypti, or Dengue mosquito, has been detected during routine exotic mosquito surveillance carried out by Medical Entomology officers of the Top End Health Service in Tennant Creek.
As a senior audiologist with the Top End Health Service’s Hearing Services Outreach Program Salimon Joseph spends a lot of time visiting remote communities helping Aboriginal Territorians– and he loves it.
The precautionary advice for drinking water (boil water alert) for the Jilkminggan community has been cancelled following advice from the Power and Water Corporation that verification water samples taken in the community have confirmed that the water is safe to drink.
A Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water (Boil Water Alert) was issued late yesterday for the Jilkminggan community, following advice from the Power and Water Corporation that due to rising flood waters the power supply has been isolated and the safety of drinking water cannot be assured.
Leptospirosis (or ‘Lepto’), a fever-causing illness associated with the wet season and flooding, is on the rise in the Top End.