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Number change for urgent public health after hours assistance

January 17, 2020

As of the 20th January 2020, there will be a new contact number for the Darling Downs public health physician on call for urgent public health assistance.

The new number is: (07) 36 461 699

The public health afterhours are as follows:

Monday to Friday: 5:00 pm -8:30 am

Saturday to Sunday: 8:30 am - 8:30 am

Please contact PUBLIC HEAL TH AFTERHOURS for the following:

• Suspected invasive meningococcal disease
• Suspected Haemophilus influenzae type b disease
• Suspected measles
• Suspected avian influenza
• Exotic/ rare conditions (diphtheria, smallpox, SARS, MERS)
• Acute flaccid paralysis
• Food borne or waterborne illness in two or more associated cases
• Bite or scratch from a mammal (e.g. wild or domestic cat, dog, monkey) in a rabies endemic area.
• Bite or scratch from any bat or flying fox (potential Australian Bat Lyssavirus exposure)

For any questions or concerns please contact the public health unit during business hours on 07 46998240 or email