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Health alert: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are now accepting visitors at our facilities. Please refer to the visiting hours on visiting restrictions for more information.

Find out where to get tested at one of our fever clinic locations, where to get vaccinated, our COVID-19 response and read the latest Queensland Government information.

Public Health Unit

The Metro South Public Health Unit focus on protecting health; preventing disease, illness and injury, and promoting health and wellbeing at a population or whole of community level.

The role of the Public Health Unit is to: 

  • coordinate disease control initiatives, including response to, and notification of, disease outbreaks
  • undertake a range of environmental health initiatives, including monitoring compliance with and enforcing public health legislation in relation to food safety and standards, water quality standards, regulated drugs and poisons, and tobacco control
  • assess and coordinate local responses to environmental health risks
  • undertake epidemiology and health surveillance activities, including the collation, analysis, monitoring and dissemination of information on health status and disease trends
  • provide specialist public health advice to health services, other sectors and the community, and develop their capacity to collaboratively plan and implement effective public health programs
  • provide education, training and clinical support for immunisation programs, and coordinate school-based vaccination programs.

Australian Bat Lyssavirus

26 December 2020

Flying fox confirmed with Australian Bat Lyssavirus in Lakewood Avenue, Parkinson.

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24 January 2020

Measles is in our community. Measles spreads very easily, can be very dangerous, and can lead to pneumonia, brain inflammation and other serious illness. Find out how to protect your family with vaccinations and for further resources.

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Last updated 18 January 2021
Last reviewed 27 December 2020