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Monsoon activity sees rise in melioidosis

Top End residents and visitors are reminded to protect themselves from the potentially deadly soil-borne disease, melioidosis, as cases have increased in January following heavy wet season rains across the Top End.

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2018 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners Scholarships

Applications open for the 2018 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners Scholarships.

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Give the gift of life these holidays

There is a gift we all have the potential to give this festive season and by registering your decision to be an organ donor on the Australian Organ Donor Register you may one day save a life.

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Enjoy your overseas holiday – top tips to avoid illness

Territorians are busily preparing for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, some are heading overseas as tourists and others returning home to visit family and friends.

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Top End mosquito numbers to increase

The Department of Health is urging people to protect themselves from mosquitoes, as numbers are expected to increase in coastal areas following last week’s high tide and recent rain. Numbers are expected to increase from today and remain elevated until the arrival of the monsoon.

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Road ambulance services review

The Northern Territory Government commissioned the review of Road Ambulance Services in the Northern Territory earlier this year to ensure Territorians have the best possible service into the future.

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Implementing the National Code of Conduct

Implementing the National Code of Conduct for health care workers who are not registered in the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme in the NT – Have your say

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New Meningococcal vaccine rolled out

Health services within the Territory will begin the roll out of the ACWY Meningococcal vaccine for 12 month old babies from Friday 1 December.

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Norovirus outbreak at Royal Darwin Hospital

A gastroenteritis outbreak has occurred in a ward at Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH). To ensure the virus is contained as quickly as possible, we have implemented a strict outbreak management plan to contain any infection, which currently affects only one ward. It takes very few virus particles to cause infection so we ask that family members of patients in the ward, Ward 4B Isolation, consider delaying visits and phone the ward before coming to the hospital.

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Wet weather prompts start of salt-marsh mosquito season

The Department of Health is urging people to protect themselves from mosquitoes, as numbers are expected to increase in coastal areas following last week’s high tide and local rainfall. Elevated numbers are expected to start around 14 November, with numbers expected to further increase over the next weeks until the arrival of the monsoon.