12 February 2024
Heightened risk of Ross River virus in Queensland
Queensland Health is warning of a heightened risk of Ross River virus infection across the state after surveillance activities revealed a sharp rise in detections of mosquitoes carrying the virus.
8 February 2024
Rapid increase in cryptosporidiosis cases hits Queensland
Health authorities are urging Queenslanders to prioritise good hygiene habits and not use swimming pools, water parks, and other recreational water facilities for two weeks after experiencing diarrhoea symptoms amid a recent spike in cryptosporidiosis cases.
Cancelled: Extreme heatwave for Queensland’s Tropical North Coast and Tablelands region
22 December 2023
Food safety tips for a microbe-free holiday season
The holiday season is traditionally a time to eat, drink and be merry - and no one wants their festivities ruined by food poisoning.
22 December 2023
Keep mosquitoes on the naughty list this summer
Summer’s here and mosquitoes are breeding, but before you dive into the festive season, gear up with tips to avoid mosquito bites for an itch-free and joyful season.
21 December 2023
Unseasonal increase in respiratory infections hits Queensland
Queenslanders are urged to prioritise good hygiene habits this festive season amid an unseasonal surge in respiratory infections across the state.
18 December 2023
Health risks lurking in far north Queensland floodwaters
As floodwaters inundate parts of Far North Queensland, residents are urged to be aware of hidden health and safety risks in the murky waters.
14 December 2023
Keep cool as South East Queensland heats up
South East Queenslanders are urged to be on high alert for heat-related illness as a severe heatwave grips the region for the next few days.
22 November 2023
Update on Queensland Health ieMR outage
The log-in function of the integrated electronic Medical Record (ieMR) system has been restored.
19 October 2023
How vaping can damage your teeth
Regular vaping damages your mouth, throat, teeth, and gums.
18 September 2023
Public Health Alert - Listeria detected in commercial food product
Commercial food operators are being warned to stop using a shredded chicken product after it was identified as the probable source of a nationwide Listeria cluster.
17 September 2023
Queensland Health investigating listeria outbreak
Health authorities across Australia are continuing to investigate three separate genetically related clusters of Listeria infection.
1 September 2023
Townsville distribution centre to improve delivery of vital medical supplies to Queenslanders
A new purpose-built medical supply distribution centre has opened in Townsville, helping to improve the Queensland Health supply chain network across Queensland.
4 July 2023
Get vaccinated to prevent genital warts
Genital warts are a sexually transmissible infection (STI) caused by HPV infection - and it's one of only a few STIs you can get vaccinated against. Others include Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B, both which are sexually transmissible.
Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers - but only two-thirds (67.5 per cent) of Queensland women aged 25-74 years participate in cervical screening.
15 June 2023
Free test saving Queensland lives
A free bowel screening test is one of the best ways to prevent bowel cancer and invest in a healthy future for yourself and your family.
Queensland Health is actively managing the impact of global supply shortages of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and intra-aortic balloon (IAB) catheter products.
Bottled water and free and voluntary blood tests are being provided to children and staff at Yarrabah educational facilities after testing detected lead in the water.
The number of cases of potential rabies exposure in returned travellers is increasing to pre-pandemic levels, with 116 Queenslanders potentially exposed to the deadly virus so far this year.
Tablets found during various investigations this year have tested positive to protonitazene, a very strong opioid that can be fatal even in small amounts.
Last updated: 10 November 2023