07Dec 18

Heat Health Alert: West & South Gippsland

The Chief Health Officer has issued a heat health warning for West & South Gippsland with predictions of 30+ degrees based on the Bureau of Meteorology 7-day forecast. https://bit.ly/1Degc0i Here are some simple tips to survive the heat: ► Drink plenty…

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07Dec 18

Health Warning On Mosquitoes And Ross River Virus

The Chief Health Officer has issued a health warning on mosquitoes and Ross River virus Residents and visitors to Victoria are being warned to protect themselves against mosquito-borne diseases such as Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus as the…

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06Dec 18

Heat Health Warning For East Gippsland

The Chief Health Officer has issued a heat health warning for East Gippsland with predictions of 30+ degrees based on the Bureau of Meteorology 7-day forecast. https://bit.ly/1Degc0i Here are some simple tips to survive the heat: ► Drink plenty of water…

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25Sep 18

Lead poisoning associated with illicit opium use

24 September 2018 Status: Active Date issued: 24 September 2018 Issued by: Dr Angie Bone, Deputy Chief Health Officer (Environment), Victoria Issued to: Health professionals, consumers Key messages Be alert for patients presenting with symptoms of lead poisoning, particularly those…

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10Aug 18

Candid auris case detected in Victoria

Key messages A Victorian man has been diagnosed with the uncommon fungal superbug Candida auris (also known as C. auris). This is the first known case of C. auris in Victoria. C. auris is a fungus which can cause colonisation on the skin, or invasive infections…

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28May 18

Influenza vaccine supply

Due to unprecedented demand across Australia for influenza vaccine in 2018, there is now no stock available for order in Victoria of Fluarix Tetra, FluQuadri, Afluria Quad, Fluzone High Dose and Fluad. There is limited stock of FluQuadri Junior licensed…

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19Apr 18

Multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea detected in Australia

Status: Active Date issued: 17 April 2018 Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Acting Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: General practitioners Key messages Two cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea infection have been detected in Australia. The emergence of this strain,…

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27Mar 18

Hepatitis A outbreak 22 March 2018

Key messages There has been a confirmed case of hepatitis A in a food handler who worked while infectious at Cumulus Inc. restaurant, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Any person who ate food - especially uncooked food - at Cumulus Inc. between 26…

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09Mar 18

Confirmed measles case in Melbourne

There has been one confirmed case of measles in Melbourne, with the infection likely to have been acquired overseas. The case was infectious whilst at a number of places across Melbourne between 3 March and 7 March including Flinders Street…

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02Mar 18

Listeria outbreak linked to rockmelon (cantaloupe)

Key messages There is a national outbreak of listeriosis linked to the consumption of rockmelon (cantaloupe) from New South Wales, leading to a trade-level recall on Thursday 1 March, 2018. Ten cases have been identified as part of this outbreak…

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23Feb 18

Confirmed Measles Case In Melbourne

There has been one confirmed case of measles in Melbourne. The infection was acquired in Victoria and it is possible that the infection was acquired at Centrelink in Dandenong between Monday 22 January and Friday 2 February 2018. The case…

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24Jan 18

Heat Health Alert – East, West and South Gippsland

Sunday 28th January 2018 The Chief Health Officer has issued a heat health alert to notify you of forecast extreme heat conditions at or above heat health temperature thresholds, based on the Bureau of Meteorology 7-day forecast.  Organisations should respond…

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01Jun 17

Chief Health Officer Alert – Increased antibiotic resistance

Key messages Shigella bacteria are commonly resistant to some antibiotics, however, increasing antibiotic resistance associated with recent Shigella infections has been observed, particularly in men who have sex with men. Be alert for shigellosis in high risk populations including men…

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23May 17

Chief Health Officer Alert – Measles

Key messages There is a confirmed case of measles in a person who was infectious while on flight GA716 from Jakarta to Melbourne, departing Jakarta at 23.55 on Friday, 12 May 2017 and arriving at Tullamarine at 09.20 on Saturday,…

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18Jan 17

Chief Health Officer Alert: Measles

Date issued: 17 January 2017 Issued by: Professor Charles Guest, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: General Practitioners and Hospital Emergency Departments Key messages There are two (2) confirmed case of measles who were infectious whilst at a number of…

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