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Meningococcal death - Darwin

An infant who recently contracted meningococcal B has passed away in Royal Darwin Hospital.

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Cancellation of Boil Water Alert for Bulla

The Bulla community’s water supply is once again safe to drink.

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Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water: Bulla Community

A Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water (Boil Water Alert) was issued today for the Bulla community, following advice that the water disinfection system is not functioning properly which could impact on the quality of the drinking water supply at Bulla.

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Child with Meningococcal Disease

A case of meningococcal disease has been confirmed in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

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Mosquito control structure reduces mosquito breeding in Casuarina Coastal Reserve

The Department of Health advises that a mosquito control structure in Casuarina Coastal Reserve will shortly be re-activated by the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory to reduce dry season mosquito breeding and the risk of mosquito-borne disease.

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Sexual health strategy release

The first NT-specific strategy to help reduce the high rates of Sexually Transmissible Infections and improve the sexual health of all Territorians has been released.

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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.