09Aug 19

Severe weather prediction in Victoria

Severe weather predicted - info for your awareness, planning and preparedness: A significant cold front with locally destructive wind gusts (potential for 130km/hr along the south west coast, up to 110km in Melbourne) is expected to cross the state overnight.…

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17May 19

More measles cases in Victoria

Date issued: 16 May 2019 Issued by: Dr Angie Bone, Acting Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: General Practitioners and Hospital Emergency Departments  Key messages An additional case of measles has been confirmed in an overseas traveller.  This is in…

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09May 19

More measles cases in Victoria

Date issued: 8 May 2019 (update to Alert issued 2 May 2019) Issued by: Dr Angie Bone, Acting Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: General Practitioners and Hospital Emergency Departments  Key messages Four cases of measles have been confirmed in…

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02May 19

Measles Case in Victoria

Date issued: 2 May 2019 Issued by: Dr Angie Bone, Acting Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: General Practitioners and Hospital Emergency Departments  Key messages There has been a case of measles in a person who may have been infectious…

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08Apr 19

Poisonous Mushrooms Growing in Melbourne

Date issued: 05 April 2019 Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Health professionals, consumers Key messages Poisonous mushrooms including Death Cap mushrooms and Yellow-staining mushrooms are currently growing around Victoria. Extreme caution is advised when…

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28Mar 19

Further Measles Cases in Victoria

Date issued: 28 March 2019 (update to Alert issued 26 March 2019) Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: General practitioners and hospital emergency departments Key messages There have been additional unrelated cases of measles in…

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26Mar 19

Syphilis Cases Continue to Rise in Victoria

Date issued: 25 March 2019 Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Health professionals Key messages Victorian syphilis notifications continue to increase in women as well as in men who have sex with men (MSM). For the first time…

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22Mar 19

Potential Egg-Related Illness

Date issued: 21 March 2019 Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer Issued to: Health professionals and consumers Key messages A national recall of eggs produced by Bridgewater Poultry is underway following the detection of a particular strain of…

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24Jan 19

Heat Health Alert

Central, East Gippsland, North Central, North East, Northern Country and West and South Gippsland weather districts Friday 25th January 2019 The Chief Health Officer has issued a heat health alert based on the Bureau of Meteorology 7-day forecast.   The forecast…

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15Jan 19

Further Measles Case in Victoria

Monday 14 January 2019 There has been a case of measles who may have been infectious whilst at Box Hill Hospital between Thursday 10 January and Sunday 13 January 2019: Thursday 10 January: Box Hill Hospital (8.00am to 9.30pm) including…

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03Jan 19

Heat Health Alert

East Gippsland Weather District Friday 4th January 2019 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 heat related illnesses in the community.…

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21Dec 18

New Imported Measles Case in Melbourne

There has been one confirmed case of measles who may have been infectious while at a number of places in Victoria between Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 December 2018:   10 December – UNITE 2018 Syro Malabar National Youth Conference,…

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21Dec 18

Hepatitis A Outbreak

The free two-dose hepatitis A vaccination program has been extended to further control the hepatitis A outbreak in Victoria.  The two-dose hepatitis A vaccination is free until 30 June 2019 for all men who have sex with men (MSM), people…

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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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