Health Blog

Posted on 23 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department of Health and Human Services (DOH) is asking all Australians to stay informed and to watch out for signs and symptoms of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).Current NT statusNorthern Territory has fourteen (14)* confirmed case of novel coronavirus. They are all now in isolation in Royal Darwin…

Posted on 09 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last Updated 9 March 2020The Department of Health and Human Services is asking all Australians to stay informed and to watch out for signs and symptoms of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).Current NT status7th March 2020 NT Health has continued to trace all those people considered close contacts of the 52-year-old…

Posted on 06 February 2020

Wet Season Health Warning - Melioidosis

Wet Season Health Warning - Melioidosis

Melioidosis is a disease caused by germs that live in the soil. After rain the germs come to the surface and are found in mud and water on the ground. When it’s rainy and windy, the germs can get blown around in the air.How do you get melioidosisThe germs enter your body through cuts or scratches in…

Posted on 05 February 2020

Wet Season Health Warning - Ross River Fever

Wet Season Health Warning - Ross River Fever

It is a viral disease caused by the Ross River virus and is characterised by painful or swollen joints lasting from days to months. Symptoms usually settle by themselves.How it is spreadRRV infection cannot be spread from person to person. The virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected…