Health Information Related to Severe Weather in Queensland

This page provides access to resources with information about health issues related to recent natural disasters.

Page last updated: 13 November 2019 (this page is generated automatically and reflects updates to other content within the website)

Mosquito activity after floods and cyclones

Mosquito numbers can increase after floods and cyclones as receding flood waters and pooling water can provide ideal mosquito breeding conditions.

A fact sheet on controlling mosquitos on property is available on the Queensland Government website:

Mould after floods and cyclones

Moisture, pools of water, heat and humidity after floods and cyclones can result in the growth of mould.

A fact sheet is available on the Queensland Government website:

Community Recovery

The Northern Queensland Primary Health Network website has information on community recovery resources available to residents affected by flooding, including the Townsville Community Hub, mental health resources, public health fact sheets, and financial assistance.

Human Health and Animal Carcass Disposal

The Queensland Government has published fact sheets with strategies to reduce risks to human health from animal carcass disposal, including the use of personal protective equipment.

Cleaning Up

The Queensland Government has published resources with information about protecting your health when cleaning up after flooding. Topics include returning to buildings, electricity and water utility contacts, pools and water tanks, floodwater contamination risk, mould, asbestos, drugs and poison disposal, and landowner repairs.

Information for Health Professionals

The Northern Queensland Primary Health Network website lists resources available to health care professionals providing services in response to the flooding. The Queensland Government has a fact sheet available with health advice for emergency response workers.

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