Media Releases 2012
Thursday 20 December, 2012
The recent spate of hospitalisations in the Bay of Plenty due to paralytic shellfish poisoning, serves as a timely reminder of some key health issues to be aware of this summer. “We know this is the time of year that people want to be at the beach and in the sun,” says Dr Julia Peters, Clinical Director of the Auckland Regional Public Health Service, “we just want people to have the information they need to make choices for their own and their families’ good health.”
The Auckland Regional Public Health Service advises of an expanded affected area of unsafe shellfish, since the release issued Friday. The public are advised not to consume shellfish collected from Mohakatino (located in Taranaki) north to Maunganui Bluff (just north of Dargaville), including the Manukau and Kaipara Harbours.
The Auckland Regional Public Health Service today issued a public health warning advising the public not to consume shellfish collected from Mohakatino (located in Taranaki) north to and including the Manukau Harbor, up to Kaipara Heads (not including Kaipara Harbour).
The Waikato District Health Board today issued a public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from Mohakatino, north to (but not including) Manukau Harbour. The warning includes Kawhia, Aotea and Raglan harbours.
In response to the H3N2 outbreak in Christchurch, Auckland Regional Public Health Service is monitoring influenza activity in the Auckland region.
Legionella pneumophila (Lp1) notifications in the Auckland region have returned to the normal background rate of 0-2 per month with only two confirmed cases in the last 78 days, indicating that the recent outbreak is now over.
As we settle into the winter season and colds become common, it can be difficult to differentiate between a common cold and the early symptoms of Whooping Cough (pertussis).
In response to a large scale outbreak of whooping cough (Pertussis), Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is urging the public to think and act to protect their families.
Smoking is “incredibly destructive to our people’s health, massively expensive for our country and detrimental to our communities” says Auckland Mayor, Len Brown.
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has received notification that a health professional working at Middlemore Hospital maternity services has been diagnosed with whooping cough (Pertussis).
The Auckland Regional Public Health Service has some easy tips to keeping yourself healthy this winter which will help ensure you spend your time doing the things you want to do and not staying at home, feeling unwell.
Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is continuing to work with Auckland Council to encourage shock dosing of all cooling towers and industrial water cooling systems, in a region-wide effort to end the current outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.
It is with regret the Auckland Regional Public Health Services (ARPHS) confirms that there has been a fatality linked to the recent Legionnaires disease outbreak, in the Auckland region. Unfortunately the patient had pre-diagnosed underlying health issues.
Spread of Legionnaires’ Disease - Urgent Action Requested of Building Owners/Managers.
Auckland Regional Public Health Service can confirm as of 09.00am this morning there are 31 cases of Hepatitis A within the Auckland region. This increase was anticipated based on our initial investigations.
Auckland Regional Public Health Service is currently investigating a cluster of Hepatitis A cases within the region. As of 09.00am this morning there have been 19 confirmed cases.
Passengers on flight NZ90 from Tokyo to Auckland cleared to leave Auckland airport earlier today.
Air New Zealand flight update on unwell passengers this morning.
Spokesperson: Dr Julia Peters
Following reports of rashes caused by stings from microscopic jellyfish, Auckland Regional Public Health Service is advising swimmers to take care at Hauraki Gulf beaches.
Thursday 19 January, 2012
Health authorities are thanking residents close to the ports of Auckland and Tauranga for help in looking for two unwanted species of mosquito after they were found on a visiting cargo ship in early December last year.