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

    Update: Measles cluster in Perth metropolitan area

    People who have been inadvertently exposed are at risk of developing measles if they are not already immune. Remain vigilant for the onset of measles symptoms for 18 days following exposure, if you are not immune to measles and were in the following areas.

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

    Update: Measles cluster in Perth metropolitan area

    People who live in or have visited the Perth metropolitan area since mid-September – particularly those who travelled on flight NZ175 departing Auckland New Zealand arriving in Perth on Monday 23 September at 2.20pm – are being asked to be alert to the risk of measles.

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    Medicine alert for heartburn patients

    Patients who take medication to control heartburn and stomach acid are advised to visit the Therapeutic Goods Administration website for updates regarding the medicine Ranitidine, marketed in Australia as Zantac or other generic brand names.

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

    Measles cluster in Perth metropolitan area

    If you live in or have visited the Perth metropolitan area, particularly the southern suburbs, be alert to the risk of measles following 5 confirmed measles cases in people who live in the Rockingham area.

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    Breast implants recalled

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) continues to review and assess breast implants available in the Australian market.

  • Committee applications wanted

    Positions vacant: Sexual Health and BBV Advisory Committee

    The WA Sexual Health and Blood-borne Viruses Advisory Committee is recruiting members interested in contributing to the public health response to sexual health and blood-borne viruses.

  • medical scan of hands showing hots spots

    Technetium shortage

    Australia is currently experiencing a shortage of Tc-99m, a substance commonly used in a number of nuclear medical tests.

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    GP Urgent Care launched in Perth and Bunbury region

    If your urgency isn't an emergency, consider a GP Urgent Care clinic instead of the hospital emergency department.

  • woman with sore throat checks her temperature

    Bring the heat on the common cold

    It’s not uncommon to hear people say they have ‘the flu’ when in fact it’s more likely they actually have a bad cold.

  • Kids eating lunch at school

    No Jab No Play to improve vaccination rates in WA children

    The 'No Jab, No Play' policy is effective from Monday 22 July, meaning any child who is not fully vaccinated can be excluded from being enrolled in childcare services and kindergarten programs (non-compulsory early education and care).