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  • 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.

  • Doctor with mother and baby

    Safety first trial for baby's first peanuts

    Perth researchers are to trial medically-supervised “peanut clinics” in an attempt to cut rising rates of peanut allergy.

  • running children

    Smoke-free homes giving kids a fresh start

    Almost all Western Australian children are now growing up in a smoke-free household.
  • Annual report cover with photos of health professionals in a board room having a meeting and ambulances parked outside an emergency department

    WA Health annual reports available

    Annual reports are available for the Department of Health, Metropolitan Health Service and WA Country Health Service.

  • Whooping cough immunisation reminder

    Whooping cough immunisation reminder

    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.

  • Mosquito on a person's arm

    Mosquito numbers predicted to rise

    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.