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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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30 December 2021 CHO’s five steps for COVID-19 positive Queenslanders

As more Queenslanders test positive to COVID-19, it’s vital the community knows what to do – and what not to do – if they test positive.

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29 December 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure sites in Central Queensland

A public health alert is being issued for new contact tracing locations in Yeppoon and Gladstone.

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26 December 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure sites across Townsville and Roma

A public health alert is being issued for new contact tracing locations across Townsville and Roma.

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25 December 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure sites across Townsville and Cairns

A public health alert is being issued for new contact tracing locations across Townsville and Cairns.

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24 December 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure sites across Townsville, West Moreton, Brisbane and Mackay

A public health alert is being issued for new contact tracing locations across Townsville, West Moreton, Brisbane and Mackay.

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23 December 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure sites across Cairns, Townsville, Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Darling Downs and Brisbane

A public health alert is being issued for new contact tracing locations across Cairns, Townsville, Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Darling Downs and Brisbane.

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22 December 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure sites across Brisbane, Townsville, Sunshine Coast and Darling Downs

A public health alert is being issued for new contact tracing locations across Brisbane, Townsville, Sunshine Coast and Darling Downs.

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22 December 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure sites across the Townsville and Brisbane regions

A public health alert is being issued for new contact tracing locations across Townsville and Brisbane.

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21 December 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure sites in Brisbane and Mackay

A public health alert is being issued for new contact tracing locations in Brisbane and Mackay.

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21 December 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure sites across the Brisbane and Cairns region

A public health alert is being issued for new contact tracing locations across Brisbane.

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20 December 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure sites in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast

A public health alert is being issued for new contact tracing locations on the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast, and in several Brisbane suburbs.

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20 December 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure sites across the Cairns, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Darling Downs and Gold Coast regions

A public health alert is being issued for new contact tracing locations across Cairns, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Darling Downs and Gold Coast.

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Last updated: 31 August 2021