Western Australians are advised to be alert to an increased risk of measles, following two separate cases of measles in the past week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perth researchers are to trial medically-supervised “peanut clinics” in an attempt to cut rising rates of peanut allergy.
Annual reports are available for the Department of Health, Metropolitan Health Service and WA Country Health Service.
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly infectious disease. Whooping cough can be a life-threatening infection in babies. Older children and adults can also develop whooping cough, and put babies at risk.
Western Australians are being reminded that with the onset of warmer weather there will be more mosquito activity and therefore a greater risk of mosquito-borne disease.