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Media Archive 2008

Tuesday 23 December, 2008
Auckland Medical Officer of Health, Dr Denise Barnfather, says the risks to the public remain very low from the fire at the Southdown freezing works site.
Sunday 21 December, 2008
Auckland Medical Officer of Health Dr Denise Barnfather says risks to public health are very low following yesterday’s fire at the Southdown meatworks site.
Wednesday 10 December, 2008
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) was involved in a response on 8th and 9th of December to advise on safety precautions and manage any risk to public health following a fire in Mitre 10, Onehunga.
Friday 14 November, 2008

An international passenger arriving in Auckland aboard QANTAS flight QF043 from Sydney on 31 October 2008 has been diagnosed with English measles (morbilli).

Friday 17 October, 2008
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) can confirm that test results show Norovirus is the cause of a recent outbreak of gastroenteritis in the hospital section of a retirement home in Auckland.
Thursday 14 August, 2008
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is aware of a number of schools with outbreaks of flu-like illness. The Service is advising school communities, students and parents to take care and use preventative measures to stop the risk of spreading infection.
Thursday 24 July, 2008
The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is investigating incidents involving gastroenteritis linked to the consumption of raw Pacific Oysters and the grower has recalled potentially affected product.
Tuesday 17 June, 2008
The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is welcoming today’s statement from the Prime Minister calling for a cut in the number of liquor outlets
Thursday 27 March, 2008
Outbreaks of Dengue fever in Tonga and New Caledonia have prompted a warning from the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) to anyone travelling to the Pacific. Travellers and Pacific peoples ‘going home’ for a visit are advised to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites
Friday 07 March, 2008
Spotless Services, food contractors to Counties Manukau District Health Board, informed the DHB today that ‘Listeria Monocyotogenes’ had been found in packaged sandwiches that had been sold from CMDHB Aviary Café this week in Middlemore hospital
Friday 29 February, 2008

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has recommended that further production of ready-to-eat products stops pending full sanitisation of the plant at Leonard’s Superior Smallgoods Ltd.  Leonard’s is cooperating with ARPHS’s advice, and has ceased production of these products and agreed to clean and disinfect to standards agreed by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA). 

Tuesday 26 February, 2008
Results from testing on batches of ready-to-eat product show ‘Listeria Monocyotogenes’ in Leornard’s line of packaged cold corned silverside distributed to trade outlets in the North Island between 9 and 24 February
Thursday 21 February, 2008
Routine testing by Health Waikato’s Food and Nutrition Service, has uncovered ‘Listeria Monocyotogenes’ in packaged, externally purchased cold sliced beef.
Wednesday 13 February, 2008

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) launched a new public health Strategic Plan for the region at Manawanui marae in Pt Chevalier.  

Tuesday 05 February, 2008
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) warns the public to take care swimming at Takapuna Beach where some swimmers are reporting rashes caused by stings from microscopic jellyfish. Swimmers should also take care on other East Coast beaches as warm weather and on-shore breezes bring the microscopic jellyfish towards the beaches.

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