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01 Feb 2018... Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction and potentially life-threatening. It should always be treated as a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment. Most cases of anaphylaxis occur after a person with a severe allergy is exposed to the allergen they are allergic to (usually a food, insect or medication).
01 May 2017... Food labels are required by law to carry essential information so that people know what is in the food they buy. The role of the Food Safety Unit at the Department of Health is to ensure that food sold in Victoria is safe. We can investigate and test food for allergens that are not described on the food label.
30 Nov 2023... This collection of resources can help during extreme heat or heatwaves (periods of unusually hot weather). In Australia, extreme heat events are responsible for more deaths than all other natural hazard events combined. Hot weather can affect everyone, however those at greater risk include older people, people with existing medical conditions, babies and young children, outdoor workers, socially isolated people, people who are homeless and pregnant women. Climate change is resulting in more hot days and more intense heatwaves. Now more than ever, it is important to know the risks of heat, who is at risk, how to prepare, and how to protect ourselves and others.
01 Apr 2019... This resource outlines how to assess if someone has a life-threatening condition and immediate first aid actions to take. This resource is best used by people who have done a First Aid course but can also be used to inform the general public. We suggest printing it out for display in public areas such as housing estates, medical and community centres.
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