It is the time of the year again, when biting midges come out in force. High numbers are expected from 5 to 11 August coinciding with the full moon cycle.
This DonateLife Week, the Top End Health Service is encouraging Territorians to register to be an organ and tissue donor, "grab your plus one", have a conversation about donation with family and friends and encourage them to register also.
An infant who recently contracted meningococcal B has passed away in Royal Darwin Hospital.
The Bulla community’s water supply is once again safe to drink.
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.
A case of meningococcal disease has been confirmed in the Top End of the Northern Territory.
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.
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.
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.
The 2019 flu season has arrived early in Central Australia, with increasing numbers of cases being reported over the past three weeks.