Media Archive 2009
Thursday 17 December, 2009
Health authorities have confirmed a case of English measles in a passenger who arrived in Auckland aboard an international flight from London and are trying to identify up to 56 passengers potentially affected
Thursday 26 November, 2009
Concern for people’s health over the festive and summer season has prompted Dr Julia Peters, clinical director at Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) to advise, “Enjoy this summer but stay tuned to the potential health and safety risks in your environment, including seasonal stressors and H1N1 flu.”
Thursday 22 October, 2009
The Auckland Regional Public Health Service is reminding people about the potential for poisonous sea slugs on Hauraki Gulf beaches, and still advising some caution.
Friday 25 September, 2009
School holidays, daylight savings and the onset of spring heralds a natural return to our beautiful Auckland beaches. However, The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is still advising some caution at the beach – particularly on Narrow Neck and Cheltenham beaches.
The Auckland Regional Public Health Service is no longer advising complete avoidance of Hauraki Gulf beaches but is recommending that those who use the beaches do so with great care.
Wednesday 26 August, 2009
The number of 18 month old Māori tamariki in the Auckland region who have received their first dose of the measles mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is low at just 6 out of 10 infants
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) confirms that a strong caution is still in place for activity on beaches in the Hauraki Gulf, in particular for the safety of children and dogs on beaches.
Wednesday 19 August, 2009
To date there are a total of 18 people reported as confirmed with measles in the Auckland region. For each of these cases numerous contacts have had to be followed up
Tests have identified the toxin associated with the death of a dog after a visit to Narrow Neck Beach as tetrodotoxin. This is the toxin found in tropical puffer fish. The toxin has also been found in a sea slug sample taken from the beach
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is working with North Harbour Gymnastics Centre in Glenfield to provide information about measles to members of the public who visited the Gymnastics Centre on Monday 27th July and Tuesday 28th July
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is unable to rule out the risk to the public for the Hauraki Gulf and Great Barrier Island until results from testing are received.
Wednesday 05 August, 2009
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is confirming the following advice to the public for the Hauraki Gulf and Great Barrier Island...
Wednesday 05 August, 2009
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is working with two Auckland schools in which measles cases have occurred. Both Diocesan school for girls in Epsom and Vauxhall Primary School in Devonport have each reported one confirmed measles case.
As the number of measles contacts rise Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS), Clinical Director, Dr Julia Peters is advising parents to get their children immunised now
The public are urged to take care following recent reports of dog and sea life deaths on eastern beaches and within the Hauraki Gulf. Various agencies are investigating these deaths to determine the cause
As Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) responds to an expected rise in notified measles cases it is advising parents to check their children’s immunisation record and get their children immunised now. ARPHS is seeing a higher number of cases in Auckland in 2009 than in several years previously.
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has confirmed that a year 12 student at Westlake Girls High School on the North Shore has tested positive for Influenza A H1N1.
The student has been treated with Tamiflu and is recovering well
Dr Simon Baker, Medical Officer of Health at Auckland Regional Public Health Service, today lifted the public health warning which was put in place on 7th May 2009 for all shellfish harvested from the Great Barrier and Little Barrier Islands
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) continues to manage the contact tracing of passengers on flight NZ1 that arrived in Auckland at 0500 on 25 April 2009
Anyone suffering flu-like symptoms who has travelled from Mexico, and other parts of Central or North America over the past two weeks, should stay at home and phone their doctor for medical advice immediately.
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is investigating an influenza-like illness amongst a group of 25 people from Rangitoto College, on Auckland’s North Shore, following the group’s return yesterday from a school trip to Mexico
Auckland Regional Public Health Service is advising people to be careful around poisonous plants after a dog died from eating karaka berries in an Auckland park
Tuesday 17 February, 2009
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is reminding the public that gathering and eating shellfish is always a risky activity
Tuesday 03 February, 2009
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is issuing advice for safe food and recreational water practice following the power cut today, to parts of Auckland - affecting up to 74,000 customers.
Wednesday 14 January, 2009
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is warning of a recent rise in the number of people with whooping cough (pertussis) in greater Auckland and is urging parents to immunise their babies on time.