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Health alert: COVID-19

COVID-19 Alert: We are currently at AMBER traffic light level - there are moderate rates of community transmission in Queensland. See visitor restrictions and the latest Queensland Government information. [10 November 2022].

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Winter Respiratory Viruses Sentinel Surveillance Program volunteers Zakkiya Khan and Debbie Henry

Winter Warrior results are in

Over 300 volunteers in the Metro South region took up the call to join the Winter Respiratory Viruses Sentinel Surveillance Program to help identify what respiratory viruses were lurking

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Don’t touch bats

The Metro South Public Health Unit (MSPHU) is reminding the public not to approach, touch or handle distressed or dead bats following recent reports of injuries caused by bats.

interprofessional recognition team award 2022 PHU MSOH

The partnership that stood the test of time to win the Interprofessional recognition award

A chance meeting in March 2020 between the Metro South Public Health Unit (MSPHU) and Metro South Oral Health (MSOH) to discuss office space and the expansion of MSPHU to respond to COVID-19 led to an interprofessional collaboration that has spanned two years and contributed to the success of the COVID-19 contact tracing team in Metro South 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.