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Measles update

There have been more than 50 cases of measles in the first half of the year with a significant outbreak recently in Hamilton. Children who have missed their first or second dose should have a catch up vaccination as soon as possible. Adults 50 years and older should consider a booster dose as the immunity does […]

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Influenza

Please click the following to access the web pages: (NZ) Ministry of Health (NZ) National Influenza Specialist Group (USA)  Centres for Disease Control & Prevention

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Meningococcal Disease Alert for Auckland Region

5 September 2012 Meningococcal Disease Alert for Auckland Region MEDIA RELEASE BY ARPHS Auckland Regional Public Health Services (ARPHS) has received notification of five confirmed cases of Meningococcal disease, across the Auckland region since 29 August 2012. There have been no fatalities reported in relation to these recent notifications and investigations have not established a […]

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Measles Outbreak (2009, 2011, 2012)

* as of end July 2012 the epidemic is officially over *

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Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Outbreak 2011 -2012

As of June 2012 this is spreading rapidly through Auckland. By 1 January 2012 there have been 322 cases of pertussis notified and over 1,500 contacts requiring follow up in the Auckland region.  This outbreak has now reached such significant numbers that containment is no longer feasible and a different approach is needed. Auckland Regional […]

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Measles reminder to get immunised – July 2009

A rapid rise in the number of measles cases is a reminder for parents to make sure that their children’s immunisations are up to date. There have been 90 notified measles cases so far this year – more than seven times higher than the total number of cases for all of last year. Measles is […]

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