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2018 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards finalists announced

Congratulations to the nominees and finalists in the 2018 Northern Territory Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

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Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water Cancelled for Garawa One

The Garawa One water supply is once again safe to drink.

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Murray Valley encephalitis warning extends to Central Australia

Residents in Central Australia as well as the rest of the Territory are being urged to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, as Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) and Kunjin virus activity has presumptively been detected in the Centre.

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New nurses commence their careers in the Top End

Twenty six new nurses will hit the ground running across the Territory this month, after graduating from the Top End Health Service (TEHS) Graduate Nurse Program.

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Get vaccinated to protect yourself from influenza

This season’s influenza vaccine is now available and health authorities are urging everyone to get vaccinated.

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Call for support for sexual violence survivors

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and each one of us is encouraged to look out for different ways of support for sexual violence survivors. The support provided can be multifaceted and take different forms but it can be instrumental on the road to recovery and healing.

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Hepatitis A case: reminder to Territorians to throw out frozen pomegranates

Territorians are reminded to throw out any packets of Creative Gourmet brand frozen pomegranates they have after a Darwin resident was recently diagnosed with hepatitis A, most likely acquired from the product.

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Top End warned to cover up following Murray Valley encephalitis case

Top End residents and visitors are urged to cover up against mosquitoes following a recent case of Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) acquired in a remote Arnhem Land community.

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Update: Precautionary drinking water advice - Garawa

Power and Water Corporation (PWC) advised the Department of Health on 17 April 2018 that routine testing of the Garawa community water supply identified that one sampling point in Garawa 1 had returned an elevated level of lead and one sampling site in Garawa 2 had returned an elevated level of lead and manganese.

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Precautionary drinking water advice to the community Garawa

Power and Water Corporation (PWC) has informed the Department of Health that routine testing of the Garawa community water supply, near Borroloola, identified that one sampling point had returned an elevated level of lead and another had returned an elevated level of lead and manganese.