Department of Health media releases - prior years
1 April 2015 Queenslanders commit to fight against Hendra
A team of research experts from the Hendra Virus Taskforce say Queensland volunteers who have put their hand up to join the fight against Hendra virus will have the thanks of the entire community.
26 March 2015 Supporting Indigenous kidney health
On World Kidney Day (26 March 2015), the prevalence of kidney disease in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community is highlighted, with 15.7 per cent of Queenslandâs regular dialysis patients last year identifying as Indigenous.
18 March 2015 Queensland's gastro rate is no laughing matter
Contestants serving undercooked chicken and curdled mayonnaise made from raw eggs are good for a laugh on reality cooking shows such as My Kitchen Rules.
13 March 2015 Salmonella spike prompts health alert
A reported 1895 cases of salmonella in Queensland so far this year has prompted Queensland Health to issue an alert to businesses involved in food preparation, and the community as a whole.
12 March 2015 Keep clear of cracked, dirty eggs
Queensland Health has urged consumers not to purchase or consume cracked, dirty or unstamped eggs, and to report any incidences to their local Public Health Unit.
6 March 2015 Blue-green algae toxin research
The Department of Health is aware of the research being undertaken by Macquarie University in Sydney into toxins that may be associated with blue-green algae blooms in waterways.
2 March 2015 Gastro outbreak prompts investigation
The Department of Health is investigating the cause of a gastroenteritis outbreak following a Department of Education and Training (DET) conference for Queensland education staff held last week.
23 February 2015 Hot weather hazards follow Cyclone Marcia
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young is warning cyclone-affected Queenslanders that the clean-up following TC Marcia is fraught with health risks associated with the current hot weather conditions.
23 February 2015 Salmonella spike prompts health alert
A reported 1256 cases of salmonella in Queensland so far this year has prompted Queensland Health to issue an alert to businesses involved in food preparation, and the community as a whole.
23 February 2015 Medication advice following TC Marcia
Pharmacists in areas affected by TC Marcia now have emergency arrangements in place for supplying patients with essential medicines.
13 February 2015 Healthy Weight Week is food for thought
Thinking small can lead to big results. Thatâs the message from Queensland Healthâs Preventive Health Unit as Healthy Weight Week gets underway.
11 February 2015 Taking FebFast further
Queensland Health is encouraging people undertaking short term health challenges to think about their futures by permanently cutting down â or quitting â unhealthy habits.
10 February 2015 Ross River Virus a real threat
More than 380 Queenslanders have contracted the potentially debilitating mosquito-borne virus Ross River Virus (RRV) so far this year following recent heavy rains and high tides.
9 February 2015 CHO urges women to be ovarian cancer aware
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young is urging Queensland women to be aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.
30 January 2015 Kids off to kindy? Make a date to vaccinate!
Sending children off to kindergarten can often be a nervous time for parents. However, knowing your child is up-to-date with their immunisations can provide real peace of mind.
A specialist Indigenous respiratory outreach clinical team will hold clinics for children in Cunnamulla and Charleville at the beginning of February.
23 January 2015 Keep your steak safe this weekend
If youâre planning to throw a steak on the barbie this Australia Day weekend donât let poorly prepared food see your guests remember the party for all the wrong reasons.
15 January 2015 Back to school: Helping families plan and prepare
Dr Stephen Stathis, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with Queensland Health, said starting school can be an emotionally turbulent time for children.
11 December 2014 Chief Health Officer warns against consuming raw milk
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young has urged Queenslanders not to drink raw (unpasteurised) milk as it is unfit for human consumption.
10 December 2014 Computer issues at Queensland Health
Hospitals around Queensland are implementing their contingency plans to work around a computer infrastructure issue impacting on IT being experienced throughout the department.