The new Health Protection Report aims to provide an insight into how public health threats are managed.
Measles rises, again
Public health units are battling a surge in measles cases, associated with young travellers and an outbreak in the Philippines fuelled by population displacements following Typhoon Haiyan.
Heatwave planning in NSW
A heatwave in south eastern Australia in 2009 caused several hundred deaths. The elderly, frail and carers can help prevent heat related illness through simple measures.
Blue Mountains bushfire
In October 2013, large bushfires burnt throughout the Blue Mountains and Lithgow areas, eventually destroying over 200 homes and seriously damaging a further 200. Dr Brad Forssman talks about the public health challenges and response.