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Influenza season has arrived ...

NT Department of Health is issuing an alert to Territorians that the 2015 flu season has arrived.

Biting midge numbers to rise with full moon ...
Biting midges will be out in high numbers from 27 August to 2 September coinciding with the full moon. Director of Medical Entomology, Nina Kurucz advises Top End residents and visitors to avoid midge bites by taking precautions and avoiding mangrove areas where biting midges breed, especially around sunrise and sunset.

Northern Territory leads the way in electronic health records ...
The Northern Territory has a contemporary and mobile population which includes more than one million interstate visitors. My eHealth Record allows individuals to have secure electronic health information that is accurate and up to date in one centralised point.

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.

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