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Measles Update - Vaccination program extended

UPDATE as of 10 April 2019, 30 cases of measles have been reported in the Greater Darwin area.

UPDATE as of Friday 5 April 2019, Measles cases in the Greater Darwin area have reached 28 since the outbreak began in mid-February.

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Food safety after Cyclone Trevor

The Department of Health is reminding residents returning home to be especially aware of food safety in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Trevor.

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Updated Water Boil Alert

The Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water (Water Boil Alert) issued for Groote Eylandt has been cancelled.

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Melioidosis alert

The Department of Health is asking residents in the Gulf Country and people assisting in the clean-up to be aware of the risks of melioidosis.

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Precautionary advice for drinking water (Boil water alert)

ADVICE No. 1,  Borroloola, Groote Eylandt, Ngukurr and Numbulwar

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Update – Measles outbreak

Cases of measles notified in the Darwin-Palmerston area since mid-February have increased to 12 and more are currently being assessed for this very contagious disease.

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Further measles cases in Darwin

The outbreak of measles that began in mid-February has increased to eight cases. A further four cases have been confirmed in the past two days in the Darwin area.

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Measles alert

Territorians are being warned to be alert for measles and get immunised if required, following confirmation of two cases of this highly contagious disease in Darwin.

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Kunjin virus warning for Top End

Residents and visitors in the Top End are being urged to take precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes, with potential Kunjin virus activity detected in the East Arnhem and Darwin regions.

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Tobacco Control Act amendments

Learn about the Tobacco Control Act amendments, including the sale and promotion of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), heat-not-burn and all other devices (including their accessories) like those used for vaping.