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.

2015 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards
A dedicated health professional who has given his all to the cardiac care of patients has been named the 2015 Northern Territory Nurse of the Year. Jeff Tinsley is currently the Clinical Nurse manager of the Coronary Care Unit and Chronic Disease Coordination Unit at Royal Darwin Hospital.

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.

Central Australia nominees - Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards 2015
Northern Territory Department of Health Chief Executive Dr Len Notaras congratulated the 29 Central Australian nominees for the 2015 Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards. The event was hosted by Dr Robyn Aitken Acting Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer who said she is privileged to have now overseen these celebrations in Alice Springs for the second year in a row.

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.

Kunjin virus warning for the Top End
Residents of the Top End are being reminded to protect themselves from mosquito bites following signs of Kunjin virus activity in the region.

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