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Rain brings warning of Melioidosis disease in the NT

Tiffany Cornell . Monday, December 04, 2017 . Comments
Rain brings warning of Melioidosis disease in the NT
As it starts to get wetter in the Top End, the Centre of Disease Control warns Territorians to look out for symptoms of potentially deadly soil-borne disease, Melioidosis.

Also known as Nightcliff gardeners disease, there were 53 reported cases and five deaths during last year's wet season.

People most at risk of catching the disease have an underlying condition that impairs the immune system such as diabetes, heavy alcohol intake, cancer, advanced stage kidney and lung disease.

ABC Radio Darwin's Adam Steer spoke to Director of Centre for Disease Control, Dr Vicki Krause. Click HERE to listen.

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