- Infection control breaches in a Sydney dental practice – Somaey Dental Services [21 August 2017].
- Watch for meningococcal symptoms [18 August 2017]
- Fourth case of M. chimaera infection related to open-heart surgery [11 August 2017]
- Health alert: warning on viral gastroenteritis [3 August 2017]
- Protect the elderly as flu cases rise [1 August 2017]
Measles alert: NSW Health urges awareness after Sydney case [20 July 2017]
- Measles confirmed after exposure to earlier case in Quakers Hill[17 April 2017]
- Take the jab to beat the winter flu: NSW Health[13 April 2017]
- NSW Health Alert: Measles outbreak in western Sydney[05 April 2017]
- NSW Health Alert: Potential measles outbreak in western Sydney[30 March 2017]
- World TB Day: NSW Health taking action to reduce TB cases[24 March 2017]
- NSW Health Alert: Three new measles cases confirmed in western Sydney[24 March 2017]
- Update: Third M chimaera case confirmed in NSW[14 March 2017]
- Bali travellers urged to check for measles symptoms: NSW Health[10 March 2017]
- Seventh NSW resident returns from OS with measles in 2017[07 March 2017]
- HIV notifications fall to five-year low[04 March 2017]
- NSW teams take on the Aboriginal Knockout Challenge[01 March 2017]
- Hot spell continues: stay cool and hydrated[09 February 2017]
- NSW Health Alert: New measles case confirmed in Sydney[08 February 2017]
- Update: Second M chimaera case confirmed in NSW[31 January 2017]
- NSW Health reports first heart patient with M chimaera infection[23 January 2017]
- 300 scholarships for Diploma of Enrolled Nursing[19 January 2017]
- Sydney air pollution health alert[10 January 2017]
- Measles warning following contraction by international traveller[05 January 2017]
MERS Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
Please ensure you notify reception if you are booking to see your Doctor when
– Patients have pneumonia or pneumonitis onset within 14days of travelling in countries in or near the Middle East; or
– Where patients have had close contact with ill persons from the Middle East or other places with known MERS-CoV outbreaks
All suspect cases attending Doctors on Darling will be isolated and transmission-based precautions will be followed. It is important to ensure you notify reception priorto attending to discuss this.
Meningococcal Disease Warning
NSW Health is urging people to be alert to the symptoms of meningococcal disease with five new cases reported in NSW in the last seven days.
So far this year, NSW Healthhas reported 39 cases of invasive meningococcal disease and four deaths in NSW compared to 27 cases and zero deaths in the same period last year.
Symptoms of meningococcal disease may include sudden onset of fever, cold hands and feet, limb/joing pain, nausea and vomiting, headache, neck stiffness, dislike of bright lights and a pinprick rash changing to large red-purple blotches that do not disappear with gentle pressure on the skin. A rash does not always appear or it may occur late in the disease.
Please notify reception if you are visiting your Doctor with concern to ensure appropriate infection control procedures can be followed.
Further information can be found at http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/news/Pages/20160818_00.aspx
Protect vulnerable people as flu cases rise
NSW Health is urging people with flu symptoms to stay away from aged care facilities and vulnerable groups following a spike in influenza presentations to emergency departments and 22 new influenza outbreaks in residential aged care facilities in the last week.
NSW Health’s latest Influenza report shows that more than 1950 confirmed influenza cases were reported from across the state last week.
Further information can be found at http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/news/Pages/20160816_00.aspx