In recent weeks, NSW issued advice about:

  • The dangers of taking traditional medicines after NSW Health pharmaceutical inspectors seized 30 bottles of a traditional Indian medicine from three Indian grocery stores in the Campsie area following the lead poisoning of a Sydney woman. See NSW Health News
  • The importance of improving testing rates to bring people with undiagnosed HIV infection into care, see NSW Health News
  • The launch of a new high school vaccination campaign to help control measles, mumps and rubella, see NSW Health News
  • The enforcement of smoking bans at bus, rail, ferry and taxi stops and sporting grounds during games, see NSW Health News.

In July, Upper Hunter Shire Council voted unanimously to pursue the introduction of water fluoridation in its water supplies. This is a significant step for both the Council and the region.

In July, the Communicable Diseases Branch reported:

  • Increasing influenza activity in the community
  • Outbreaks of influenza and gastroenteritis in residential care facilities
  • Cases of hepatitis E, Haemophilus influenzae type b, measles, leptospirosis, listeriosis, invasive pneumococcal disease
  • Concerns about travellers returning from the Brazil World Cup with a range of exotic infections, or from Bali and elsewhere with dengue

See NSW Health Infectious Diseases.

Current as at: Monday 25 August 2014
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