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  • Red blotchy measles rash

    Measles warning for Perth

    The Department of Health is warning families to ensure their immunisations are up to date following a spike in measles cases caused by local transmission.

  • Red Tide Algae Bloom

    Algal bloom warning for Mindarie Marina

    The Department of Health is warning people to avoid contact with red tide algae that has formed in the Mindarie marina.

  • Young woman on the phone

    Free after-hours GP service to be trialled in country WA

    A free telephone and video after-hours GP service will be trialled in country WA to help with demand for doctors over the busy summer season.

  • Two people in canoes on the river

    Algal bloom warning for Lake Moyanup (Drakesbrook Weir)

    The Department of Health is warning people to avoid contact with blue - green algae that has formed in Lake Moyanup (Drakesbrook Weir) within the Shire of Waroona.

  • Person about to have a vaccination

    Kalgoorlie targeted Men W vaccination program

    A one-off meningococcal W vaccination program for people living in Kalgoorlie, Boulder, Coolgardie and Kambalda, will run from Monday 12 December 2016 to Saturday 1 April 2017.

  • 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.