Dengue Get the facts

Dengue Get the facts

Dengue fever is a viral illness spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito and there are four types of the dengue virus that cause dengue fever. Catching different types of the dengue virus can increase the risk of developing severe dengue fever. Severe dengue causes...
Avoid Mosquito Bites

Avoid Mosquito Bites

Following recent rain, ponded water is an ideal breeding place for mosquitoes.  This includes water laying around in rural areas. Depending on the type of mosquito, some of these insects can fly many kilometres.  There are also those mosquitoes that will breed in...
Asbestos

Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral found in the ground. It contains strong fibres that have excellent durability, fire resistance and insulating properties. Asbestos can affect your health if fibres are breathed into the lungs. Most fibres are removed by your...
Noise Pollution

Noise Pollution

Noise is unwanted sound. Everyone reacts differently to noise. Noise can disturb neighbours, disrupt their sleep and interfere with their normal daily activities. What can be unbearable for one person may pass almost unnoticed by another. How annoyed we become depends...