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  • Mosquito on a person's arm

    Biting insect and mosquito-borne disease risk increase

    The Department of Health is warning residents and travellers to take precautions against biting insects following the widespread rainfall and recent flooding events across Western Australia.

  • Young male looking into camera

    PrEP trial a revolution in HIV prevention for WA

    Western Australians at the highest level of risk of acquiring Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) will soon have access to a ground-breaking biomedical prevention method known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

  • Nurse giving high school student a vaccine

    Free meningococcal vaccines for WA teenagers

    A vaccination to protect against meningococcal strains A, C, W and Y will be offered to 15-19 year olds in an Australian-first, statewide program to start in school Term 2.

  • Kids eating lunch at school

    Immunise your children before 2017 school year starts

    The Department of Health is encouraging parents to check that their children’s immunisations are up to date as they prepare for the start of the 2017 school year.

  • Smiling young woman

    Rise in gonorrhoea rates prompts fresh health warning

    An alarming rise in gonorrhoea cases in Perth over the past 12 months has prompted WA Health’s public health campaign reminding people about the importance of safe sex. 

  • Man sitting on the floor of a squash court holding his sprained ankle

    Know your health care options this Australia Day

    Last year more than 2,800 Western Australians spent Australia Day in the Emergency Department (ED).

  • Senior in a gym sitting on an exercise ball and holding a dumbbell

    Heart study on hunt for healthy volunteers

    Healthy Western Australians with a family history of heart disease are being invited to volunteer for a major study that could help lower the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) in families with a background of heart health issues.

  • PMH patient and nursing staff look at Fabio the Frog app

    Fabio the Frog helps kids have their say

    An animated frog will help survey the opinions of young patients at Princess Margaret Hospital and provide important feedback for staff and management.
  • Kids swimming in pool

    Amoebic meningitis warning for recreational water users

    As the weather warms up, Western Australians are being reminded to ensure they take precautions to protect themselves and their families from a potentially fatal infection.

  • 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.