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  • Prescribed burning in Perth hills

    Smoke haze health warning

    Smoke haze from prescribed burns is currently affecting the Perth metropolitan area. It is important to take precautions to avoid exposure to this smoke.

  • Irukandji jellyfish alert at north west beaches

    People in the Gascoyne, Pilbara and Kimberley regions should be aware of Irukandji jellyfish with an increase in sightings between Exmouth and Broome, and people being admitted to hospital after being stung.

  • Mosquito on skin

    Mosquito-borne disease reminder for northern WA

    Residents and travellers in the north of Western Australia are advised to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites, following evidence of ongoing activity of Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) virus in the Kimberley region, and the first evidence of MVE virus in the Pilbara region for 2018.

  • Red blotchy measles rash

    WA measles alert

    Western Australians are urged to be alert to an increased risk of measles, following notification of four additional cases in the past week.

  • Launch of WA Youth Health Policy 2018-2023

    WA’s first youth health policy launched

    Young Western Australians have asked for a more holistic concept of health and wellbeing to be considered in the planning of health services – taking into account physical, mental, emotional and social needs.

  • Couple holding hands in field.

    Drug resistant gonorrhoea highlights importance of safe sex

    Western Australians are urged to practise safe sex and have regular tests for sexually transmitted infections, after two cases of multi-drug resistant gonorrhoea have been detected in Australia.

  • Creative Gourmet frozen pomegranate arils

    Hepatitis A outbreak linked to imported frozen pomegranate arils

    Anyone who has bought the Creative Gourmet brand of imported frozen pomegranate seeds from Coles supermarkets with a best before date of 21 March 2020 is being advised to not eat the product, and dispose of it or return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

  • Perth Children's Hospital signage

    All clear for Perth Children’s Hospital water

    The Perth Children's Hospital is a step closer to opening, following the Chief Health Officer (CHO) signing off the potable (drinking) water supply as safe to drink.

  • LGBTI scrabble letters

    Input sought for WA LGBTI Health Strategy

    Do you, a friend, family member, or loved one want to have your say on the development of the WA LGBTI Health Strategy?

  • Red blotchy measles rash

    Measles alert for WA

    Western Australians are being alerted to an increased risk of measles, following the confirmed diagnoses in two adults. Both adults were infected while on separate overseas holidays – one in Bali and the other in one of three Southeast Asian countries.