Public Health Alerts
Visit this Alerts page regularly to keep abreast of the latest health developments in our region as they unfold.
On this page you will find important information on public health issues in the ACT. More information can obtained from the Population Health Division
Canberra is experiencing an outbreak of gastroenteritis, in some cases caused by Salmonella bacteria.
A large number of people have become unwell enough to require medical assessment and treatment.
- Salmonella outbreak update: 16 May
- Emergency response deactivated
- Food poisoning outbreak
- Salmonella outbreak: Update
- Salmonella Outbreak Activates Emergency Response
- Salmonella Outbreak in the ACT Media Release
- Salmonella Fact Sheet
Health Directorate Issues Bat Warning
ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Paul Kelly said today that in the past week the ACT Health Directorate has received a number of requests for anti-rabies treatment for people who have been bitten or scratched by bats. These injuries have occurred when people are picking up bats that appear injured.
Measles increase in NSW, not yet in ACT
Health Directorate advises that more than 70 cases of laboratory-confirmed measles have been reported in NSW in the past few months and the numbers are expected to increase; however no cases of measles have been reported in the ACT.
Avoid Burmese traditional powders
Health Directorate advises avoiding the use of Burmese traditional powders at present, while an investigation continues.
Alerts and Advisories which are no longer current, including alerts issued more than one year ago, can be found on the previous alerts page.
Further information can be obtained from the Population Heath Division.
Information on consumer food recalls can be found on the FSANZ website.
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