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Statement regarding Meningococcal

The Department of Health can confirm the death of a child in Darwin due to meningococcal disease.

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Update - Meningococcal outbreak in Central Australia

The meningococcal disease outbreak continues in Central Australia, the Barkly, Katherine and Katherine West regions. To date there have been 25 confirmed cases of Meningococcal W with one case awaiting final laboratory testing. All of those affected in this outbreak to date are Aboriginal people, 19 cases are children less than ten years of age.

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Caution urged as stinger season begins

October marks the official start of the stinger season in the Top End. Stingers can be found in our sea waters at any time but they are at their peak from October until the end of May next year.

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NDIS Grants for Innovative Projects

Applications are now open for the $2 million National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Innovation Grant Project.

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Updated Statement - Alice Springs Hospital Pathology Building

Following further air sampling undertaken in the Pathology Building at Alice Springs Hospital, a report has been provided by Site Environmental and Remediation Services ...

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Health Alert: Meningococcal outbreak in Central Australia

Meningococcal disease is an uncommon, life-threatening illness due to a bacterial infection of the blood and/or the membranes that line the spinal cord and brain and occasionally infect other sites, such as large joints.

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Updated Statement - Alice Springs Hospital Pathology Building

We continue to review the status of asbestos in the Pathology building at the Alice Springs Hospital.

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Top End communities celebrate Health Centre openings

The Top End communities of Numbulwar, Umbakumba and Ngukurr are celebrating this month with the opening of three key health centres.

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Statement on Alice Springs Hospital Pathology Building

The Pathology Building at Alice Springs Hospital has been closed and has been secured pending the removal of asbestos. The most recent air sampling and swab testing for asbestos in the Pathology Building has returned a low positive result, following minor works over the weekend.

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NT Health embraces social media

The Northern Territory Department of Health has officially launched a new Facebook page known as NT Health. This page will incorporate messaging and news from the Department of Health, Top End Health Service and Central Australia Health Service. It creates an easily accessible online source for Territorians and visitors to the Northern Territory to obtain health related information.