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Cancellation Boil Water Alert for Jilkminggan Community

The precautionary advice for drinking water (boil water alert) for the Jilkminggan community has been cancelled following advice from the Power and Water Corporation that verification water samples taken in the community have confirmed that the water is safe to drink.

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Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water: Jilkminggan Community

A Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water (Boil Water Alert) was issued late yesterday for the Jilkminggan community, following advice from the Power and Water Corporation that due to rising flood waters the power supply has been isolated and the safety of drinking water cannot be assured.

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Leptospirosis warning

Leptospirosis (or ‘Lepto’), a fever-causing illness associated with the wet season and flooding, is on the rise in the Top End.

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Time to learn about ovarian cancer

Each day in Australia, four women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, with one woman dying every ten hours from the disease.

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Creative Dispensers a Pearler Concept

If you put your hand inside a giant clam at the upcoming Darwin Fringe Festival you won’t get a pearl but you will get a different type of surprise.

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Making it Free to be Safe this Valentine’s Day

Territorians are being encouraged to share the love, not sexually transmissible infections (STI) this Valentine’s and National Condom Day with a series of maps identifying where Territorians can access free condoms.

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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.