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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
A 12-month pilot, which will allow appropriately trained NT pharmacists to administer influenza, measles mumps and rubella, adult diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus vaccines to eligible adults over the age of 16 years will begin in June 2015.