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Don't be a casualty - have a safe Territory Day
Territory Day is a time of celebration however every year some people suffer serious and possibly life changing injuries from firework related harm. Fireworks can be hazardous and have the potential to cause severe burns, lacerations, bruises even visual impairment, hearing loss and broken bones.

Kunjin virus still active in the Top End
Top End residents and visitors are warned not to become complacent when it comes to getting bitten by mosquitoes. This warning follows ongoing detections of Kunjin virus (KUNV) activity in the Darwin region.

Top End warned to cover up following Murray Valley Encephalitis case
Top End residents are again being warned to cover up against mosquitoes following a recent case of Murray Valley Encephalitis (MVE) in the Katherine region.

Pharmacy led immunisation pilot to commence
A 12-month pilot, which will allow appropriately trained NT pharmacists to administer influenza, measles mumps and rubella, adult diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus vaccines to eligible adults over the age of 16 years will begin in June 2015.

Territorians reminded - do not touch bats
Northern Territory residents and visitors are being reminded to avoid contact with all types of bats following the detection of the deadly Australian bat lyssavirus in a Top End flying fox. This is the second bat to test positive to the virus in recent months and only the third ever in the NT, the first being in 1997, but highlights that the virus is present and a risk. Any flying fox or bat in the NT should be treated as a potential carrier of the disease and close contact avoided.

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