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Outages and other emergency information (such as evacuation centres) will also be published on our disaster dashboard when required.





Coping with a health epidemic

A health epidemic occurs when an infectious disease spreads rapidly to many people in a given population within a short period of time.

If a health epidemic occurs and you suspect you may be ill, phone 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or your doctor before visiting a health facility, to discuss your symptoms and get advice on whether a medical examination or further actions may be necessary.

Lean more about what to do during a pandemic influenza episode on the Queensland Health website.


Preparing for a health epidemic

Follow the steps in our 'Preparing for emergencies' page to make sure you are always prepared for an emergency situation.


How to reduce the risk of a health epidemic

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Wash your hands and bathe regularly with soap and water
  • Wash your hands prior to touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Properly dispose of garbage and food items
  • Keep your house clean
  • Ensure pets are kept away from your house and living areas
  • Keep up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Determine whether you are in the ‘at risk’ category, which includes children, aged individuals, those who have a low immune system or those who work in close proximity with others such as a nurse or childcare worker
Last Updated: Wednesday, 21 November 2018 10:00
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