07Apr 20

Health alert – Chief Health Officer Victoria 6 April 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 06 April 2020   Date issued: 06 April 2020 Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public   Purpose This Chief Health Officer update is intended to provide clinicians and the Victorian…

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04Apr 20

Health alert – Chief Health Officer Victoria 3 April 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Update 03 April 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 03 April 2020  Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public   What's new?   Developments in the outbreak As…

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01Apr 20

Health alert – Coronavirus update 1 April 2020

2019 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) 01 April 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 01 April 2020 - (Update to Alert issued 15 March 2020) Issued by: Dr Simon Crouch, Acting Deputy Chief Health Officer (Communicable Disease) Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public   Key messages  …

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26Mar 20

Health alert – Coronavirus disease update 25 March 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Update 25 March 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 25 March 2020 - (Update to Alert issued 23 March 2020) Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public   Key…

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21Mar 20

Health alert – Coronavirus update 21 March 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Update 21 March 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 21 March 2020 Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public     What's new As of 0930hrs 21 March 2020, Victoria has 229 total…

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18Mar 20

Health alert – Coronavirus update 18 March 2020

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Update 18 March 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 18 March 2020 Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public   Key messages As of 0930hrs 18…

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17Mar 20

Health alert – Coronavirus update 17 March 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 17 March 2020   Date issued: 17 March 2020 Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public   Purpose This Chief Health Officer update is intended to…

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16Mar 20

Health alert – Coronavirus update 16 March 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 16 March 2020   Date issued: 16 March 2020 Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public   Purpose This Chief Health Officer update is intended to…

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07Mar 20

Health alert – Coronavirus update

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Update 7 March 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 7 March 2020 - (Update to Alert issued 3 March 2020) Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian…

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07Mar 20

Health alert – Coronavirus disease update

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Update 7 March 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 7 March 2020 - (Update to Alert issued 3 March 2020) Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian…

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05Mar 20

Health alert – advisory

Poisonous mushrooms growing in Melbourne5 March 2020     Status: Active Date issued: 5 March 2020 Issued by: Dr Angie Bone, Deputy Chief Health Officer (Environment) Issued to: Health professionals and consumers   Key messages Poisonous mushrooms including Death Cap mushrooms and Yellow-staining mushrooms are…

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04Mar 20

Health alert – new measles case identified in Victoria

New measles case identified in Victoria 4 March 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 4 March 2020 Issued by: Dr Annaliese van Diemen, Deputy Chief Health Officer (Communicable Disease), Victoria Issued to: Medical Practitioners and Hospital Emergency Departments   Key messages A new case…

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03Mar 20

Health alert – Coronavirus update

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Update 3 March 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 3 March 2020 - (Update to Alert issued 2 March 2020) Issued by: Adjunct Clinical Professor Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian…

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03Mar 20

Health alert – Coronavirus update

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Update 2 March 2020       Status: Active Date issued: 2 March 2020 - (Update to Alert issued 25 February 2020) Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public…

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11Feb 20

Health Alert – Novel Coronavirus update

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - Update 11 February 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 11 February 2020 (Update to Alert issued 4 February 2020) Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public   Key messages The Guideline…

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04Feb 20

Health alert – Novel Coronavirus update

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - Update 4 February 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 4 February 2020 (Update to Alert issued 2 February 2020) Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Clinicians and the Victorian public   Key messages As of…

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04Feb 20

New measles cases identified in Victoria

New measles cases identified in Victoria 4 February 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 4 February 2020 Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Medical Practitioners and Hospital Emergency Departments   Key messages Two new unrelated cases of…

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31Jan 20

Health alert – 2019 Novel Coronavirus update

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - Update 31 January 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 31 January 2020 (Update to Alert issued 29 January 2020) Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Clinicians and patients   Key messages A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)…

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29Jan 20

Health alert – 2019 Novel Coronavirus update

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) 29 January 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 29 January 2020 (Update to Alert issued 25 January 2020) Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Clinicians and patients   Key messages A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak has…

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28Jan 20

Health alert – extreme heat

Heat Health Alert Central, East Gippsland, Mallee, North Central, North East, Northern Country and West and South Gippsland weather districts Friday 31st January 2020 The Chief Health Officer has issued a heat health alert based on the Bureau of Meteorology…

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28Jan 20

Health Alert – Coronavirus

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) 25 January 2020   Status: Active Date issued: 25 January 2020 (Update to 24 January 2020) Issued by: Dr Angie Bone, Acting Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Clinicans and patients   Key messages Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services…

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24Jan 20

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Date issued: 24 January 2020 Issued by: Dr Angie Bone, Acting Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: Clinicans and patients  Key messages There has now been approximately 600 cases of the novel coronavirus and 18 deaths. The situation is evolving rapidly. The cluster…

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07Jan 20

Use of P2 masks in bushfire smoke

The following advice from the Acting Chief Medical Officer and State and Territory chief health offices is on the use of masks for those exposed to bushfire smoke. P2 masks are not recommended for general community use. Read more: Masks…

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17Sep 19

New measles case in Victoria

Status: Active Date issued: 16 September 2019 (Update to Alert issued 11 September) Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer, Victoria Issued to: General practitioners and hospital emergency departments   Key messages A new confirmed measles case has been identified in a…

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23Aug 19

Chief Health Officer Alert – New measles case in Victoria

Issued by: Dr Brett Sutton, Deputy Chief Health Officer (Communicable Disease), Victoria Issued to: General practitioners and hospital emergency departments Key messages A confirmed measles case has been identified in a Victorian resident who has returned from overseas travel. The case was…

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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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