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Monsoon rains increase the risk of Melioidosis

Recent monsoonal rains in the Top End have increased the threat of the potentially deadly disease, Melioidosis.

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Don’t let food poisoning ruin your Christmas cheer!

As family, friends gather for festive get-togethers and parties, it is important to follow food safety tips to avoid guests getting food poisoning and ruining Christmas!

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Ross River virus risk increases

NT Health is urging people to protect themselves from mosquito bites with the months between December and March the high risk period for Ross River virus (RRV) disease.

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Cancer Cluster Final Report released

NT Health has released the final report of the Gunbalanya/Kakadu Disease Cluster Investigation.

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Cellulitis: Clean it, cover it, check it

NT Health is warning about the threat of cellulitis, which often starts as a small cut sustained camping or fishing, but is one of the leading causes of potentially preventable hospitalisations (PPH) in the Top End.

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Health Alert - severe to extreme heat conditions

The Chief Health Officer has issued a heat health alert with extreme heat conditions expected across the Top End this week.

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The rain is here. Don’t get Melioidosis.

Residents and visitors to the Top End need to be aware about the increased risk of getting the potentially deadly disease, Melioidosis, following recent wet weather.

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Mosquito activity to increase following heavy rain

Residents along the northern NT coast are reminded to protect themselves from mosquito bites, with salt marsh mosquito numbers expected to drastically increase from 16 October following heavy rainfall.

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Breast cancer awareness month

Eight women die every day in Australia from breast cancer which is why NT Health is urging Territorians to learn more about this disease.

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Step on it – pay attention to your feet!

NT Health is encouraging Territorians with diabetes to learn how the health of their feet is important for their overall health.