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Health alert: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Fully vaccinated visitors may attend our facilities. Please refer to the visitor restrictions for more information. Find out where to get tested, where to get vaccinated, our COVID-19 response and read the latest Queensland Government information.


Environmental Health Officer Hazel Shumba with meal worms

Anyone for cricket? Edible insects under the microscope

Can mealworms, ants and crickets worm their way into your diet?

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We are looking for Winter Warriors to help our health service better prepare for influxes of respiratory viruses

Metro South Public Health Unit is embarking on the Winter Respiratory Viruses Sentinel Surveillance Program and are looking for volunteers (staff and community) to take part for up to 12-weeks to help enhance individual and community health.

Dr Anu Anuradha: the pandemic, prevention, and the positive spin on everything

Dr Anu Anuradha is the Clinical Lead in the Metro South Public Health Unit, and while her clinical career has crossed the globe from India to UK and then to Australia - as well as a clinical path that started in ophthalmology, through academia and research, she has well and truly found her passion in Public Health Medicine.

MSH Contact Tracers hunt down the Delta variant

The new Delta variant outbreak in south east Queensland has posed a new challenge for our Metro South Health Public Health Unit resulting in a mammoth contact tracing effort more extensive than any so far during the pandemic.

Australian Bat Lyssavirus in flying foxes

Media release: Flying fox confirmed with Australian Bat Lyssavirus in Lakewood Avenue Park, Parkinson

The Metro South Public Health Unit has confirmed that an orphaned baby bat recovered from Lakewood Avenue Park in Parkinson has tested positive for Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABLV). 

The invisible frontline stopping the spread of COVID-19

They may not be wearing the masks or performing the tests, but the COVID-19 Response Team within the Metro South Public Health Unit is the invisible force working at the frontline, protecting the community from the spread of the virus.

MSH Public Health Unit and COVID-19

Across the country, teams of doctors, nurses and public health officers work with COVID-19 patients to help them through a detailed process to retrace their movements.

Measles alert for Brisbane south

Queensland Health has been notified of a total of 19 cases of measles on Brisbane's southside area. New cases have come from new family groups as well as contacts of previous cases.

Measles alert South Brisbane

Queensland Health has been notified of a case of measles on Brisbane's southside area.