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  • Going somewhere - STIs

    Going somewhere? Practise safe sex while travelling

    Heterosexual men reported the largest increase in HIV notifications in Western Australia this past year – with middle-aged men who acquired the infection overseas, particularly in Southeast Asia, making up the majority of cases.

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    Be a Mermate this summer

    The Royal Life Saving Society of WA has launched a new campaign encouraging young people to ‘Be A Mermate’ and lure their friends away from danger when around the water. 

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    Apply for consumer positions on Health Practitioner Boards

    Community members are encouraged to apply for consumer positions on Health Practitioner Boards.

  • Apricot and custard flan

    Take part in a food safety survey

    The Department of Health is working with Curtin University to conduct a survey about safe food handling. Read more to take part.

  • Pre-packaged meal with Core Powerfoods branding

    Food recall alert: Core Powerfoods

    WA Health is urging consumers to check their freezers for any of the recalled Core Powerfoods products, due to a link to Salmonella Weltevedreden.

  • Dietitians Emily Hunt and Louise Hesketh

    Free lecture: The power of nutrition in health and recovery

    Fiona Stanley Hospital dietitians Emily Hunt and Louise Hesketh present the free Fiona Wood Public Lecture Series in November.

  • 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.