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February 2015

27/02/15
The Department of Health today reported that a university student had been hospitalised with meningococcal disease this week. The student is making a good recovery.

For the full story see: http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Corporate/Media-releases/Meningococcal-infection-in-a-student
25/02/15
Parents of Year 8 students are being reminded by WA Health to sign and return their vaccination consent form to ensure that their child does not miss out on the free program.

For the full story see: http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Corporate/Media-releases/Dont-let-your-Year-8-student-miss-free-vaccinations
20/02/15
Government and non-government agencies from across the State will come together today with the aim of further driving down the rates of sexually transmitted disease in Aboriginal Western Australians.

For the full story see: http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Corporate/Media-releases/Summit-to-improve-Aboriginal-sexual-health
18/02/15
WA has reported its first case of hepatitis A, linked to the recently recalled Nanna’s and Creative Gourmet brands of frozen mixed berries.

For the full story see: http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Corporate/Media-releases/WA-Health-reports-first-case-of-hepatitis-A-linked-to-recalled-berries
13/02/15
Lung cancer remains the most deadly type of cancer in Western Australia, while prostate and breast cancers are the most common, according to a new report released today.

For the full story see: http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Corporate/Media-releases/Lung-cancer-still-WAs-biggest-cancer-killer
06/02/15
The Department of Health is warning people to take extra care to avoid exposure to smoke caused by bushfires burning south of Perth.

For the full story see: http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Corporate/Media-releases/Health-warning-over-smoke-haze
05/02/15
As the weather warms up, pool and spa owners are being warned to take precautions to avoid potentially fatal disease risks.

For the full story see: http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Corporate/Media-releases/Pool-owners-warned-of-disease-risk
04/02/15
WA Health is inviting the public to have their say on cancer prevention in Western Australia through a special online survey.

For the full story see: http://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Corporate/Media-releases/Community-invited-to-have-their-say-on-cancer-prevention
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