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The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin



The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin

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Disease Control Bulletin


Territory Health Services, Centre for Disease Control


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Date:2002-03; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).




Communicable diseases; Reporting; Northern Territory; Statistics; Periodicals

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory disease control bulletin


v. 9 no. 1

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Northern Territory Government



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The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin Vol 9, No.1, March 2002 21 hepatitis and related diseases are currently considering a background paper on this issue. This paper will soon be available from the AIDS/STD program, Darwin. Please contact Jacqui Sutcliffe at the NT AIDS/STD Program if you would like a copy, on (08) 8922 8874 or jacqui.sutcliffe@nt.gov.au. HOAX E-MAIL There is an email circulating that purports to be from the Red Cross entitled HIV Warning. It describes situations where needles and syringes have been found at the backs of cinema seats with a note attached reading you have just been infected with HIV. The email warns people to take care when visiting the cinema. Understandably this has created some concern in the community and the warning has been broadcast widely and has also been reprinted in newsletters and magazines as fact. Red Cross Australia has confirmed that what this email describes is untrue and nothing more than a mischievous hoax. If you receive this email it would be appreciated if you could pass this message on to the person who sent it to you. The AIDS/STD Program can provide you with up to date information on HIV/AIDS issues and if you have heard stories or read information about HIV that seems suspect, please ring the program on 8922 8874 for clarification. Elden Chamberlain AIDS/STD Program Darwin ************* The Centre for Disease Control will hold its annual conference in Alice Springs from the 8th to the 10th of October 2002. Inquiries should be directed to Dr Alex Brown on (08) 8951 6906 or Email alex.brown@nt.gov.au The Community Child Health Section is planning a one week Practical Paediatrics workshop for nurses and health workers in April this year. This workshop will focus on the management of respiratory and gastro-intestinal disorders but include other important child health conditions as well as emergency procedure practice. The workshop will be held in close proximity to Block 4 at the Royal Darwin Hospital and will allow for 12 participants. It is hoped to repeat the workshop several times a year if funding can be allocated. Practical Paediatrics Workshop Centre for Disease Control Conference 2002 *************