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Department of Health media releases - prior years

9 September 2015 Flu season underway, but there's still time to vaccinate

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young says Queensland’s influenza season is officially underway, but it’s not too late to get a flu jab.

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1 September 2015 'Brisbane' flu virus sees cases spike

A less severe strain of the influenza virus known as the B ‘Brisbane’ virus is a contributing factor to a recent spike in Queensland’s high number of notified influenza (flu) cases.

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21 August 2015 Five measles cases confirmed at University of Queensland

Five University of Queensland (UQ) students have been confirmed with measles.

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19 August 2015 TI renal dialysis unit officially opened

More Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area residents will be able to receive treatment on Thursday Island as a new renal dialysis unit gradually expands.

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17 August 2015 Frozen or canned: Nutritious cooking companions for seniors

Only 11.8 per cent of people aged 65 to 74 years and 9.0 per cent of people aged 75 years and over have an adequate vegetable and fruit intake.

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3 August 2015 Stop the rot

Eighty per cent of Queensland’s kids aren’t visiting a dentist by the recommended two years of age.

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25 June 2015 Report evaluates Queensland's performance in food safety regulation

Detailed information on enforcement activities for licensed food businesses across 78 Queensland local governments has been released online today.

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25 June 2015 Queensland Health warns against consuming raw milk

Queenslanders are being advised not to drink raw (unpasteurised) milk as it is unfit for human consumption.

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24 June 2015 Small hospitals score highly with patients

Patients at Queensland’s smallest hospitals are recording high satisfaction rates on the care they receive, according to the newly released Small Hospitals Patient Experience Survey 2014.

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18 June 2015 Reassessing health and fitness as men get older

Men shouldn’t look to the current trend of the ‘dad bod’ as inspiration for their health and fitness.

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16 June 2015 Mental health services score highly

Queenslanders are recording high satisfaction rates with the care they receive from public mental health services, according to the newly released Consumer Perceptions of Care Statewide Report 2014.

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11 June 2015 ICU teams coping well with critical demand

The Queensland Intensive Care Network is working together to ensure the demand on ICU beds is managed following the Ravenshoe café explosion.

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5 June 2015 Queensland tapped by US to develop MERS-CoV antibody

Queensland scientists are planning to collaborate with top American researchers to develop an antibody against the growing global threat of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

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27 May 2015 Influenza is avoidable - vaccinate!

Queensland Health marketing research has identified that only 60 per cent of people believe influenza is avoidable.

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22 May 2015 Fighting food allergies

Queensland Health is reminding the food industry that cross-contamination can seriously affect people with food allergies.

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19 May 2015 Measles case in Brisbane

A 32-year-old paramedic has been diagnosed with measles and is currently in hospital in a serious condition.

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18 May 2015 Smoking no longer part of the show

Queensland’s largest annual event, the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) is going smoke free!

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7 May 2015 Don't cool down your sun safety habits this winter

As winter approaches, some Queenslanders tend to forget about their sun safety habits.

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4 May 2015 Hand hygiene could free you from flu

One way to reduce your chances of catching the influenza (flu) virus this year is simply washing your hands.

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4 April 2015 Whooping cough vaccine not running out in Queensland

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said today there is no shortage of vaccines for the state’s pertussis (whooping cough) immunisation programs for children and pregnant women.

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Last updated: 9 April 2019