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  • Noongar radio Health Matters HIV program

    Health Matters HIV program

    This week is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week, which is held annually to coincide with World AIDS Day.

  • Health professional monitoring a patient having an electroencephalograph (EEG)

    WA Adult Epilepsy Service commences service at SCGH

    This week the WA Adult Epilepsy Service (WAAES) started its inpatient service at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), with the first patient being treated. The outpatient component of the service commenced in August.

  • Group of people watching a band at an outdoor concert

    Free online STI test for school leavers

    WA Health is encouraging school leavers to play it safe during their end of school celebrations, and use a condom if they are having sex. And if they have had sex without condoms take a free online sexually transmitted infection (STI) test.

  • Mosquito on a person's arm

    Confirmed mosquito-borne virus disease risk

    The Department of Health is reminding residents and travellers in the south-west region of Western Australia, which includes the Perth metropolitan area, to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites over the coming months.

  • Seniors drinking tea

    Free shingles vaccine for older Australians

    WA Health is encouraging people aged 70-79 to receive the free shingles vaccination offered through the National Immunisation Program.

  • Red blotchy measles rash

    Measles alert for Perth

    Western Australians are advised to be alert to an increased risk of measles, following two separate cases of measles in the past week.

  • Boy with a red blotchy measles rash on his back, neck and face

    Measles alert for Singapore Airlines passengers

    Western Australians are being asked to be alert to an increased risk of measles, following a confirmed diagnosis in a passenger who was infected during holidays in Japan, and who was infectious to others on the flight home to Perth. 

  • 2 teenage girls in school uniform

    HPV vaccine reminder

    WA Health is reminding parents of Year 8 students, and students themselves, that it is necessary to receive all three human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine doses to ensure maximum protection from genital warts and some cancers. 

  • Two fire and emergency service workers dressed in protective clothing walking next to a fire

    Smoke haze from prescribed burns

    Smoke haze from prescribed burns is currently affecting the Perth metropolitan area. It is important for some people – particularly the elderly, the very young and people with respiratory and heart conditions – to take precautions to avoid exposure to this smoke.

  • Senior making a phone call

    Phone numbers changing at King Eddies

    The main phone number at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) has changed to 6458 2222. Other phone and fax numbers at KEMH have also changed.