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    Buruli ulcer

    The Buruli (Bairnsdale) ulcer is a rare skin disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium ulcerans.

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    Cervical screening test

    The National Cervical Screening Program aims to prevent and detect cervical cancer early through regular cervical screening. The new test is more effective because it detects the human papillomavirus (HPV).

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  • Measles feature


    Measles is a contagious viral illness that causes a skin rash and fever. Please see your GP if you have measles symptoms.

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    Flu vaccination for children

    From May 2018, children from 6 months to less than 5 years of age can have the flu vaccination.

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    Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmissible infection. Some strains of gonorrhoea are now resistant to many antibiotics.

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    Trichomoniasis is transmitted through sexual contact with a person who is infected with Trichomonas vaginalis.

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    Syphilis is a sexually transmissible infection (STI) caused by a bacterium called Treponema pallidum. It can affect both men and women.

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    Womens sexual and reproductive health

    Call - 1800 My Options - for information on sexual and reproductive health, clinical services, counselling, termination providers and more.

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    Advance Care Plans

    If you were unable to speak for yourself, who would you want to speak for you? This week all Australians are being encouraged to discuss their future healthcare preferences with their loved ones. National Advance Care Planning Week gives you an opportunity to find out more about making an advance care plan.

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    Young people

    Victorian youth week runs till Sunday. The theme for this year’s Youth Summit is ‘Harmony through Diversity.’ The Youth Summit will see young people from across the state to meet, discuss and share ideas that support diversity and harmony in Victoria.

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    Keeping Active

    Premier’s Active April encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April. It’s free, it’s fun and there are special offers and prizes to be won. Register today.

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