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COVID-19 Wastewater Testing in 10 Top End Locations

NT Health has commenced a COVID-19 wastewater testing system across 10 Top End locations, as a further surveillance system to complement existing pathology-based COVID-19 testing for individuals.

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Media Statement: Chief Health Officer arrangements

Chief Health Officer, Dr Hugh Heggie has been travelling in Victoria, when the Northern Territory Government declared Greater Melbourne a hotspot on Thursday 27 May 2021.

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Nurses and Midwives Acknowledged for Excellence

Northern Territory nurses and midwives have been recognised tonight in Darwin at the 2021 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards in a year of record nominations.

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Royal Darwin Hospital incident

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.

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Statement of leave

Northern Territory Chief Health Officer Dr Hugh Heggie is undertaking a six week period of recreational leave, effective today, Thursday 22 April 2021.

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Mosquito borne disease risk

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.

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Advance Personal Planning is your voice

It is National Advance Care Planning Week (22 - 26 March) and Territory Palliative Care is encouraging Territorians to learn more about advance personal planning.

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Mosquito borne diseases warning

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.

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Dengue mosquito detected in Tennant Creek

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.

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Hear! Hear! Look after your ears!

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.