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Department of Health media releases

2 February 2023 Keep your cool as Queensland swelters

Queenslanders are urged to be on alert for heat-related illness with the current heatwave expected to last till the end of the week.

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9 January 2023 Be positive that you're negative for an STI

Concerns over an annual spike in sexually transmissible infections (STIs) post-festive season has prompted calls for the the state’s party-goers to test early in the new year.

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9 January 2023 COVID cases drop to lowest level in over a month

Queensland Health is encouraged by a fall in the state’s reported positive COVID-19 cases as the festive season comes to an end.

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20 December 2022 Multi-pronged probe clears Bundaberg Hospital of serious allegations

A two-part independent examination into Bundaberg Hospital has found no evidence to support allegations that sedatives were being used inappropriately and had led to patient harm or death.

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18 December 2022 National recall of spinach product

Queensland Health is urging people not to consume a number of baby spinach products following cases of possible food-related toxic reactions reported across the state.

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18 December 2022 National recall of spinach product

Queensland Health is urging people not to consume a number of baby spinach products following cases of possible food-related toxic reactions reported across the state.

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9 December 2022 Renewed push for vaccination as COVID-19 cases rise

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer is renewing his push for people to get up to date with their vaccinations due to ongoing and widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the community.

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25 November 2022 Slowing transmission rates no reason for complacency on COVID-19

Queenslanders are being reminded to get up to date with their vaccinations amid ongoing transmission of COVID-19 in the community.

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21 November 2022 National recall of some poppy seeds

Queenslanders are being urged to check for poppy seeds in their kitchens following a nationwide recall of poppy seed products linked to poisoning.

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8 November 2022 Queensland Health leads the way in groundbreaking national project

A national program spearheaded by Queensland Health to expand the reach of clinical trials Australia-wide is continuing under a multi-million-dollar agreement.

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31 October 2022 New COVID-19 advice system given green light

A new traffic light advice system will provide Queenslanders with information on the current COVID-19 threat, including guidance on when and where they should wear masks.

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24 September 2022 New case of monkeypox detected in Queensland

A person who recently travelled through south-east and central Queensland has tested positive for monkeypox.

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24 July 2022 Health measures underway to respond to evolving Monkeypox situation

Queensland Health is taking measures to monitor for and respond to cases of Monkeypox following the World Health Organization’s decision to declare the illness a public health emergency.

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20 May 2022 Some procedures postponed amid global shortage of contrasting solutions

Queensland Health will reschedule some non-urgent elective procedures due to a critical world-wide shortage of contrast solutions required for a range of medical imaging.

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29 April 2022 COVID trackers sign off after 15 months of diligent service

A contact tracing team that helped keep Queensland safe by curbing COVID-19 winds up today.

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31 March 2022 Participants sought for state-wide COVID-19 vaccine study

Queenslanders are now being invited to take part in a community-based COVID-19 vaccine immune response study run by a collaboration of health and university researchers.

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23 March 2022 Planning for end-of-life care, before end of life

While most people are aware of how important it is to have a Will when they pass away, what’s less well known, but possibly more important, is having an advance care plan.

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17 March 2022 Survey shows decline in children's oral health habits

Brushing your teeth twice daily is key to good oral health, but the results of a recent Queensland Health survey reveal that only two-thirds of Queensland children are meeting this target.

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3 March 2022 Public Health Alert – Confirmed human case of Japanese Encephalitis Virus

A public health alert is being issued following a confirmed human case of Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) in Queensland.

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19 January 2022 What’s really behind the two-day gym burn

It’s that time of year again, where we take the New Year by the proverbial horns and start discussing our resolutions.

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Last updated: 18 December 2022