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Welcome

The new Health Protection Report aims to provide an insight into how public health threats are managed.

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Communicable diseases

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.

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Other News

Other news

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Environmental health

Environmental health

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.

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Notes from the field

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.

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Page Updated: Thursday 22 May 2014
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