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  • Boy with a red blotchy measles rash on his back, neck and face

    New Measles alert for Perth

    Western Australians are being asked to be alert to the risk of measles following a confirmed measles case in a person who visited several shopping venues in Perth last week.

  • Water with algal bloom

    Algal bloom warning in Swan and Canning Rivers

    The Department of Health has identified a toxic algal bloom in the Swan and Canning Rivers and warns people not to eat fish, crabs or shellfish collected from either of these rivers.

  • Boy with a red blotchy measles rash on his back, neck and face

    Measles alert for Perth

    Western Australians are being asked to be alert to the risk of measles following a confirmed measles case in a person who visited two public venues in Perth last week.

  • Woman on a laptop

    Last chance to apply for consumer positions on Health Practitioner Boards

    Nominations for consumer positions on Health Practitioner Boards close Friday 20 December.

  • Girl drinking water from a bottle in hot weather

    Heatwave warning: Stay alert to prevent heat stress

    With extreme hot weather conditions expected across Western Australia in the coming days, take precautions to avoid heat stress.

  • Young backpacking couple

    Don’t leave home without your measles shot

    If you are planning a trip overseas this summer – make sure you check your measles immunisations are up-to-date.

  • illustration of person drinking wine which has the equivalent energy of pizza

    How many kilojoules are you drinking?

    LiveLighter® has launched ‘How many kilojoules are you drinking?’ campaign to raise awareness of the high energy content of alcoholic beverages.

  • Preventing heat stress

    Tips to beat Perth's hot weather

    Follow a few simple tips to reduce the risk of heat stress as warmer weather rolls into Perth at the start of summer.

  • Going somewhere - STIs

    Going somewhere? Practise safe sex while travelling

    Heterosexual men reported the largest increase in HIV notifications in Western Australia this past year – with middle-aged men who acquired the infection overseas, particularly in Southeast Asia, making up the majority of cases.

  • man sitting by backyard pool wearing a mermaids tale

    Be a Mermate this summer

    The Royal Life Saving Society of WA has launched a new campaign encouraging young people to ‘Be A Mermate’ and lure their friends away from danger when around the water.