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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…

Posted on 12 November 2019

Darwin Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk

Darwin Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation One Walk

Help turn Type 1 diabetes into Type None at Darwin JDRF One WalkThe Darwin Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) One Walk being held on Sunday 17 November is a fundraising walk to help support vital research to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.The walk is being organised by the Royal Darwin Hospital…

Posted on 01 November 2019

Apply now NT Disability Advisory Committee

Apply now NT Disability Advisory Committee

Apply now NT Disability Advisory CommitteeApplications are now being sought for the new Northern Territory Disability Advisory Committee (DAC).The DAC will provide an opportunity for Territorians with disability to advise the Minister for Disabilities on issues impacting their lives and their interactions…