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The Chief Medical Officer joined Minister Hunt for an announcement at the Sir Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute. The CMO and Minister Hunt also gave an update on novel coronavirus in Australia.
The health effects of short-term exposure to bushfire smoke include irritation of the nose, throat and eyes, coughing, sneezing, and congestion. Learn more about how to reduce your risk of exposure.
With thick clouds of hazardous smoke affecting large parts of Australia, an expert from the Australian National University (ANU) has released freely accessible new fact sheets on how to best protect yourself and your family.
More mental health support services will be provided to firefighters, emergency personnel, individuals and communities impacted by the ongoing bushfire disaster.
Temporary changes to the PBS will mean people affected by the current bushfires can receive subsidised medicines when a doctor’s prescription is not immediately available.
Many areas of Australia are currently affected by bushfires and smoke. Find out how to manage the health effects of bushfire smoke and where to find local information.