The Department of Health advises Top End residents and visitors to take precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes, with widespread Kunjin virus activity detected in the Darwin region.
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.-
The Department of Health is reminding residents returning home to be especially aware of food safety in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Trevor.
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.
The Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water (Water Boil Alert) issued for Groote Eylandt has been cancelled.
ADVICE No. 1, Borroloola, Groote Eylandt, Ngukurr and Numbulwar
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.
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.
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.
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.