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    Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework 2018-2023 - Implementation Plan
    (Department of Health, 2019-03-04)
    Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch
    This Implementation Plan supports the Northern Territory Suicide Prevention Strategic Framework. Given that suicide is an issue that affects all our community, we are all responsible for its prevention. All groups and agencies across our community need to come together, with a coordinated and collaborative approach, making the best use of shared skills and resources. That includes health services, education, industry, housing, business, the legal and justice systems, emergency services, community based organisations, volunteer and sporting groups, the media, private sector and any other interested party.
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    Melioidosis and the liver
    (Elsevier Inc., 2025)
    None available.
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    63 - Scabies
    (Elsevier Limited, 2023-10-13) ;
    McCarthy, James S.
    Scabies presents as an intensely pruritic rash that predominantly involves hairless and thin skin such as web spaces of the hands and skin creases. Sensitization to mite products is responsible for the itch and therefore symptom onset is usually delayed by weeks in the first infection. Secondary bacterial infection with Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes is responsible for significant morbidity. Crusted scabies, the most severe form of scabies, presents as a hyperkeratotic rash. Lesions are loaded with mites and such patients are highly infectious. Direct skin-to-skin contact is the most important mode of transmission. Parasitological diagnosis is difficult and therefore clinical diagnosis is usually relied upon, although new diagnostic methods are under development. The most commonly used treatment of choice is topical permethrin cream applied to the whole body. Ivermectin, administered orally, is increasingly being used, including for mass drug administration.
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    94: Of Microbes and Mud
    (Febrile, 2024-03-04)
    Dong, Sara
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    “Drs. Genevieve Martin, Catherine Marshall, and Bart Currie from the Royal Darwin Hospital share their approach to Burkholderia pseudomallei aka melioidosis!”
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    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, New Zealand Māori and Remote Area Mental Health
    (Oxford University Press, 2018)
    Tinning, Verena
    Thompson, Graeme
    "This chapter is divided into three sections. The first provides the reader with a historical perspective of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples, the impact of colonisation and contemporary access to mental health care. The second section is written from a remote rural mental health nurse perspective, providing insight into some of the concerns and challenges of working in often far distant places, away from acute care services, to provide mental health care to Indigenous people within Australia. The last section comes from our colleagues in New Zealand, exploring the bi-cultural nature of mental health care in that country. This section offers insights into how care can be provided within a culturally safe and inclusive manner. " -- taken from the introduction to the chapter.
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    Vector mosquito survey, Galiwinku
    (N.T. Dept. of Health, Medical Entomology Branch, 1984)
    Davis, Geoff (Geoffrey Peter)
    Northern Territory. Medical Entomology Branch.
    The Aboriginal community of Galiwinku is situated on the west coast of the southern tip of Elcho Island approximately 525 kilometres east of Darwin. The Island itself is of considerable size ( approximately 300sq km ie 50km x 6km average width) and lies adjacent to the north coast of the Northern Territory about parallel to the Napier Peninsula. The community lies within the Northern Territory Department of Health East Arnhem Region and is directly accessible by air and sea. Two Officers from the Medical Entomology Branch, Mr Geoff Davis, Medical Entomologist and Mr Andrew Masters, Technical Assistant visited the community during the period 16 to 19 April 1984 to conduct a vector mosquito survey.
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    Implementation of nursing career structure, 1987
    (Northern Territory. Dept. of Health and Community Services., 1987)
    Northern Territory. Dept. of Health and Community Services. Central Oversight Committee.
    During September 1985 a joint Departmental and RANF Task Force was established to investigate and report to the Minister for Health on a suitable career structure for Northern Territory Nurses. An Interim report was submitted in January 1986 and the final report in August 1986.
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    1993-1994 Department of Health and Community Services Annual Report
    (Dept. of Health and Community Services, 1994)
    Dept. of Health and Community Services
    Submitted in accordance with the provision of Section 28 of the Public Sector Employment and Management Act and Section 12 of the Financial Management Act. The report summarises activities and outcomes during the year against the government’s framework for action, informs our stakeholders of progress, and future challenges, in improving the health of Territorians.
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    Tuberculosis (TB) treatment translations
    (Department of Health, 2012)
    Department of Health
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    Medical Entomology Branch Annual report 1992-93
    (Dept. of Health and Community Services, 1993)
    Northern Territory. Medical Entomology Branch.
    There was a widespread Australian Encephalitis outbreak in the "Top End" of the Northern Territory this year following near record rainfall and a general rise in mosquitoes numbers. At least five cases of Australian Encephalitis due to Murray Valley Encephalitis virus were recorded, with additional suspect cases due to Kunjin virus. The branch responded with mosquito vector investigations at the various places of infection and the organization of mosquito control in risk communities and a Northern Territory wide public awareness program.