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24 March 2021 Queensland clinicians testing new tool to help detect sepsis

Queensland’s health experts are testing a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool designed to help detect patients with sepsis, an illness that threatens the lives of up to 21,000 Queenslanders a year.

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24 March 2021 QLD parents urged to take advantage of free dental healthcare ahead of World Oral Health Day

Queensland parents are being urged to take advantage of free dental healthcare ahead of World Oral Health Day, as statistics show 30 per cent of parents are unaware their children can access free public dental treatment.

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20 March 2021 Positive wastewater detection in Logan

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected at the Loganholme wastewater treatment plant in Logan.

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20 March 2021 Queensland gives the green light to NZ green flights

Green flights from New Zealand (NZ) will resume tonight as Queensland Health confirms current travel restrictions will not extend beyond 6pm 20 March 2021.

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19 March 2021 Positive wastewater detection on the Gold Coast

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected at the Elanora wastewater treatment plant on the Gold Coast.

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19 March 2021 Back to school checklist

More Queensland teenagers are missing out on vital vaccinations than ever before.

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15 March 2021 Positive wastewater detection in Brisbane and Cairns North

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected at the Cairns North and Luggage Point (Brisbane inner city) wastewater treatment plants.

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15 March 2021 Experts cast shade at anti-sunscreen claims

Skin specialists are urging people to heed the sun safety advice of experts, not ill-informed social media feeds that have the potential to harm vulnerable Queenslanders.

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13 March 2021 Public Health Alert: PA Hospital

A Public Health Alert has been issued for parts of Brisbane in relation to the confirmed case of COVID-19 from Princess Alexandra Hospital.

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12 March 2021 COVID-19 case identified at PA Hospital

The Princess Alexandra Hospital has been placed into lockdown effective immediately after a positive Covid-19 case was detected today (12 March 2021).

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12 March 2021 Positive wastewater detection in Bundaberg and Brisbane South

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected at the Millbank (Bundaberg) and Gibson Island (Brisbane South) wastewater treatment plants.

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12 March 2021 Queenslanders called to dump the junk

Queenslanders are being encouraged to ‘dump the junk’ and breakup with unhealthy food relationships with Queensland Health’s ‘End your unhealthy relationships’ campaign returning to market.

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11 March 2021 Pioneering leadership celebrated during QLD Women’s Week

Queenslanders are being called to celebrate courageous female leadership this Queensland Women’s Week, honouring the contributions of all women working in healthcare and recognising the leaders at the forefront.

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11 March 2021 Positive wastewater detections across multiple catchments

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected at the Cairns North, Marlin Coast (Cairns), Fairfield (Brisbane South) and Mackay South wastewater treatment plants.

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5 March 2021 Positive wastewater detections across multiple catchments

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected at the Luggage Point (servicing the Brisbane Metro North area and some inner-city suburbs on the southside), Marlin Coast (Cairns) and Kawana (Sunshine Coast) wastewater treatment plants.

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4 March 2021 Queensland Health statement - COVID-19 update

Queensland has seven new cases of COVID-19 to report today, bringing the state’s total to 1,342.

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2 March 2021 Positive wastewater detection in Cairns

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected at the Cairns South wastewater treatment plant.

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25 February 2021 Positive wastewater detections across multiple catchments

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected at the Luggage Point (servicing the Metro North area and some inner city suburbs on the southside) and Victoria Point wastewater treatment plants.

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24 February 2021 New Zealand removed as ‘safe travel country’

Following increased community transmission in New Zealand, Queensland will remove New Zealand as a ‘safe travel country’.

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20 February 2021 Positive wastewater detection in Kawana catchment

Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in the Kawana sewage catchment.

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Last updated: 31 August 2021