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31Mar 21

Health alert – Poisonous mushrooms growing in Victoria 31 March 2021

Poisonous mushrooms growing in Victoria Status: Active Date issued: 31 March 2021 Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer  Issued to: Health professionals and consumers   Key messages Poisonous mushrooms including Death Cap mushrooms and Yellow-staining mushrooms are currently growing around Victoria. Consuming…

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09Mar 21

Increase in gastroenteritis outbreaks in childcare

Increase in gastroenteritis outbreaks in childcare Status: Active Date issued: 9 March 2021 (Update to 26 November 2020) Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer Issued to: Childcare providers, parents with children in early childhood education, the Victorian community Key messages Parents and…

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23Feb 21

Health alert – Buruli ulcer bacteria identified in inner west Melbourne

  Buruli ulcer bacteria identified in inner west Melbourne  Status: Active Date issued: 23 February 2021 (update to Advisory issued 31 October 2019) Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer  Issued to: Health professionals and visitors/residents in the Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Brunswick West…

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22Jan 21

Heat Health Alert – 22 January 2021

Heat Health Alert East, West and South Gippsland weather district Monday 25th January 2021 The Chief Health Officer has issued a heat health alert based on the Bureau of Meteorology 7-day forecast. The forecast conditions may cause an increase in…

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26Nov 20

Health alert – Health warning on mosquitoes and Ross River virus

      Health warning on mosquitoes and Ross River virus Status: Active Date issued: 26 November 2020 Issued by: Dr Annaliese van Diemen, Deputy Chief Health Officer (Communicable Disease) Issued to: Health professionals and the Victorian community Key messages Residents and visitors to Victoria are…

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26Nov 20

Health alert – Warning on increase in gastro outbreaks in childcare

Warning on increase in gastro outbreaks in childcare Status: Active Date issued: 26 November 2020 Issued by: Dr Annaliese van Diemen, Deputy Chief Health Officer (Communicable Disease), Victoria Issued to: The Victorian community and health professionals   Key messages Parents and carers are urged to keep…

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05Nov 20

Health warning to gardeners using potting mix

    Status: Active Date issued: 5 November 2020 Issued by: Dr Annaliese van Diemen, Deputy Chief Health Officer (Communicable Disease) Issued to: Victorian consumers and health professionals Key messages 26 cases of Legionella longbeachae have been confirmed in Victoria this year, a bacteria commonly…

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