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The rains have started, be aware of melioidosis

Everyone in the Top End, including residents, travellers and visitors, needs to be aware that recent rains have increased the threat of the potentially deadly disease, Melioidosis.

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Mosquito activity to increase following monsoonal rain

Residents along the northern NT coast are encouraged to protect themselves from mosquito bites, with mosquito numbers expected to increase following heavy rainfall and high tides associated with the monsoon.

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Influenza Spike in Central Australia

Central Australians are being urged to protect themselves against influenza even though it is late in the flu season.

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Don’t let food poisoning ruin your festive fun!

With a host of family gatherings, parties and barbeques with mates and work colleagues over the festive season, it is important to follow food safety tips to avoid your family members, friends or other guests getting food poisoning and ruining Christmas!

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Be snake wise!

Snakes are on the move in the NT. While the peak activity period runs from September to April, they are always a danger.

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Travelling these school holidays? Don’t let measles spoil your fun

Territorians are being reminded to ensure they are fully immunised against measles before travelling over the school holiday period, as cases continue to occur in Australia and much of the rest of the world.

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High salt marsh mosquito numbers increase Ross River virus risk

The Top End Health Service is urging people to protect themselves from salt marsh mosquitoes, as they can transmit the Ross River virus (RRV). High mosquito numbers in NT coastal areas are expected to persist from 6 December for around 10 days.

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Say thank you to organ donors and families

Chris Blackham-Davison has a simple message to the donor family that saw him receive a new kidney: Thank You.

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Help turn Type 1 diabetes into Type None at Darwin JDRF One Walk

The Darwin Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) One Walk being held on Sunday 17 November is a fundraising walk to help support vital research to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

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Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

The Disability Royal Commission will hold community forums across Australia.