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Mosquito borne diseases warning

NT Health has issued a warning about mosquito borne diseases in the Top End following a fatal case of a mosquito–borne encephalitis presentation on the Tiwi Islands.

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Dengue mosquito detected in Tennant Creek

Aedes aegypti, or Dengue mosquito, has been detected during routine exotic mosquito surveillance carried out by Medical Entomology officers of the Top End Health Service in Tennant Creek.

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Hear! Hear! Look after your ears!

As a senior audiologist with the Top End Health Service’s Hearing Services Outreach Program Salimon Joseph spends a lot of time visiting remote communities helping Aboriginal Territorians– and he loves it.

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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.