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Box jellyfish in Territory coastal waters

As temperatures and humidity rise in the Top End, the Public Health Unit is reminding Territorians and visitors to be aware of increasing numbers of box jellyfish – or ‘stingers’ – in coastal waters.

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Celebrating Wellness in Tennant Creek

Stress Less in Tennant Creek is back for a second year in this outback town promoting the importance of wellness at a community event that has embraced the community.

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Biting midge season to start

It is the time of the year again, when biting midges come out in force. High numbers are expected from 5 to 11 August coinciding with the full moon cycle.

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Grab your plus one today and register - DonateLife Week

This DonateLife Week, the Top End Health Service is encouraging Territorians to register to be an organ and tissue donor, "grab your plus one", have a conversation about donation with family and friends and encourage them to register also.

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Meningococcal death - Darwin

An infant who recently contracted meningococcal B has passed away in Royal Darwin Hospital.

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Cancellation of Boil Water Alert for Bulla

The Bulla community’s water supply is once again safe to drink.

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Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water: Bulla Community

A Precautionary Advice for Drinking Water (Boil Water Alert) was issued today for the Bulla community, following advice that the water disinfection system is not functioning properly which could impact on the quality of the drinking water supply at Bulla.

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Child with Meningococcal Disease

A case of meningococcal disease has been confirmed in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

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Mosquito control structure reduces mosquito breeding in Casuarina Coastal Reserve

The Department of Health advises that a mosquito control structure in Casuarina Coastal Reserve will shortly be re-activated by the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory to reduce dry season mosquito breeding and the risk of mosquito-borne disease.

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Sexual health strategy release

The first NT-specific strategy to help reduce the high rates of Sexually Transmissible Infections and improve the sexual health of all Territorians has been released.