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July 2014

09/07/14
The Department of Health today reported that an older teenager had been diagnosed with meningococcal disease and has now been discharged from hospital.

For the full story see: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/press/view_press.cfm?id=1440
09/07/14
Western Australians being reminded that it's not too late to get the influenza vaccine with the flu season yet to peak.

For the full story see: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/press/view_press.cfm?id=1437

June 2014

27/06/14
As temperatures drop and colder weather sets in, WA Health is urging people to take precautions to avoid burns this winter, especially for children.

For the full story see: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/press/view_press.cfm?id=1432
25/06/14
Yesterday's Supreme Court decision to fine a retailer $1750 for selling e-cigarettes was evidence of WA's strong tobacco laws in action, WA Health's Environmental Health Director Jim Dodds said.

For the full story see: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/press/view_press.cfm?id=1431
16/06/14
The Department of Health is reminding residents and travellers in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Western Australia to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites following evidence of Murray Valley encephalitis and Kunjin virus activity in the northwest for the first time this year.

For the full story see: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/press/view_press.cfm?id=1430
13/06/14
The Department of Health today reported that two infants have been diagnosed with meningococcal disease in the past fortnight. One child remains in a serious condition and one is making a good recovery. The cases are not linked.

For the full story see: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/press/view_press.cfm?id=1428

May 2014

20/05/14
Older Australians heading north to escape winter’s chills have been urged to pack their medications along with their swimming costumes and beach towels to avoid a trip to hospital.

For the full story see: http://www.health.wa.gov.au/press/view_press.cfm?id=1416
09/05/14
The Department of Health is reminding residents and travellers to take additional precautions to avoid mosquito bites following heavy rainfall and localised flooding in the Gascoyne and Pilbara regions of WA in the last two weeks. For full story see

http://www.health.wa.gov.au/press/view_press.cfm?id=1413

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