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Mosquito activity to increase in the Top End following flooding rain

Top End residents are advised to protect themselves from mosquito bites, with mosquito numbers expected to increase following heavy rainfall across the region.

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Cancellation of Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water - Yarralin Community

The Department of Health has lifted the Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water (Water Boil Alert) for Yarralin after samples from the community’s water supply were confirmed today as being free of any harmful bacteria.

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Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water - Yarralin Community

A precautionary advice for drinking water (water boil alert) was issued today for the Yarralin Community, also known as Walangeri, following advice from the Power and Water Corporation that water chlorination equipment is not working. Water supplies in all remote communities are chlorinated to provide protection against bacterial contamination.

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Put immunisation on your back to school checklist

The school holidays are drawing to a close and it is time to get organised for the new school year ahead. Along with organising school bags, uniforms and stationery a priority at the top of the checklist is to ensure your child is protected and up-to-date with their immunisations.

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Murray Valley encephalitis warning for Central Australia

Residents in the Barkly and Alice Springs regions are being urged to take precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes, with numbers expected to increase following extensive rainfall across the region.

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NDIS Transition - East Arnhem Region and Darwin Supported Accommodation

On 1 January 2017, the Northern Territory (NT) will pass an important milestone in the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with up to 300 eligible participants from the East Arnhem region and people living in supported accommodation in Darwin set to transition into the scheme over a six month period.

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Drinks in the esky, food in the fridge this Christmas

Territorians are being urged to heed advice about transporting, storing and preparing food safely this Christmas to avoid ruining their festive season with a bout of food poisoning.

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Tis’ the season to not get bitten

Top End residents and visitors are urged to cover-up and protect themselves from mosquitoes over the festive season to avoid the mosquito-borne disease, Ross River virus (RRV).

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Be Bat Aware

Northern Territory residents and visitors are being reminded to avoid contact with all types of bats as they are all potential carriers of the serious and potentially deadly Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABL).

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Northern Territory emergency response experts to present on global stage

Australia's National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) will share its innovations and knowledge in preparing and responding to disaster response at a global meeting of Emergency Medical Teams in Hong Kong next week.