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Avoid mosquito bites this Easter
With many NT residents preoparing to enjoy the Easter weekend outdoors, the Department of Health is urnging people to remember to protect against mosquito-borne diseases.
Beware of itchy caterpillars
Itchy caterpillars are currently in high numbers in the Top End, prompting a warning from the Department of Health for people to stay well clear of the cute but irritating little creatures.
Measles outbreak over
The measles outbreak that began in the Top End of the NT in January has been declared over.
High risk period for mosquito virus
Residents and visitors of the Darwin, Katherine and Barkly regions are being urged to protect themselves against mosquitoes, as these areas are now in the high risk period for Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE).
Measles update - 46 cases
The measles outbreak in the Top End of the NT is continuing with the total of confirmed measles cases reaching 46 since mid-January. The Centre for Disease Control says cases are decreasing but still expects there to be more cases over coming weeks.
Measles outbreak continues
The measles outbreak in the Top End is continuing with the total number of confirmed measles cases reaching 29 since mid-January. The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) expects there to be more cases over coming weeks.