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Increase in meningococcal disease leads to national alert

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  AM-NC, Auckland Regional Public Health Service, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Increase in meningococcal disease leads to national alert

Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service Members of the public and health professionals are asked to be vigilant for suspected meningococcal disease, with a rise in the number of group W cases (also known as Men W) throughout the country, although group B cases (also known as Men B) continues to be predominant nationally. Medical […]

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Increase in atypical meningococcal disease leads to national alert

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  AM-NC, Auckland Regional Public Health Service, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Increase in atypical meningococcal disease leads to national alert

Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service Members of the public and health professionals are asked to be vigilant for suspected meningococcal disease, with a rise in the number of group W cases (also known as Men W) throughout the country, although group B cases (also known as Men B) continues to be predominant nationally. Medical […]

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Comic highlights ‘avalanche’ of marketing to children

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  AM-NC, Auckland Regional Public Health Service, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Comic highlights ‘avalanche’ of marketing to children

Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service The Healthy Auckland Together coalition of health agencies, university, iwi and local government is calling for greater protection for children from junk food marketing. The coalition is promoting a comic by illustrator Toby Morris which asks why we allow advertisers to target children so they’ll buy, or pester their […]

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Public health provides antibiotics, advice after meningococcal death following camp

By   /  October 23, 2018  /  AM-NC, Auckland Regional Public Health Service, DJF, Health, KB, KB, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Public health provides antibiotics, advice after meningococcal death following camp

Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has sent staff to a Motutapu Island camp to provide protective antibiotics and assess the risk to others after a young man attending the camp died from suspected meningococcal disease last night in Auckland City Hospital. There are 190 people at the St […]

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Auckland Council’s aerial 1080 operation in the Hunua Ranges 2018

By   /  August 30, 2018  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Auckland Council’s aerial 1080 operation in the Hunua Ranges 2018

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Auckland Council’s aerial 1080 operation in the Hunua Ranges 2018 1080 controls protect public health Auckland Regional Public Health Service has placed conditions on a proposed pest control programme in the Hunua Ranges to protect public health. The operation Auckland Council is conducting […]

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Auckland businesses targeted in smoke-free operation

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Auckland businesses targeted in smoke-free operation

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Auckland businesses targeted in smoke-free operation Public health officials will be working with licensed clubs, theatres and hospitality venues over Auckland in the upcoming months to ensure compliance with the Smoke-free Environments Act. Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) Health Improvement Manager, Dean […]

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Public health interviewing worst affected at Augusta House

By   /  May 11, 2018  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Public health interviewing worst affected at Augusta House

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Public health interviewing worst affected at Augusta House Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is following up people who have become unwell after exposure to an unknown chemical at Augusta House in Victoria Street, Auckland.  ARPHS staff are interviewing those people worst affected. […]

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Illegal trading in Mangere encourages childhood addiction

By   /  May 4, 2018  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Illegal trading in Mangere encourages childhood addiction

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Illegal trading in Mangere encourages childhood addiction An undercover operation by public health in Mangere revealed that three out of 10 outlets investigated on a single day were selling cigarettes illegally.  Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) regularly carries out stings using teenage […]

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Public Health Highights – a new report

By   /  May 2, 2018  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Public Health Highights – a new report

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Public Health Highights – a new report This report highlights the role of Auckland Regional Public Health Service in protecting and promoting public health in the region.  Although the breadth of our work is considerable, we do not operate alone. Delivering health solutions […]

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Measles alert for Kuala Lumpur flight passengers

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Measles alert for Kuala Lumpur flight passengers

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Measles alert for Kuala Lumpur flight passengers Travellers who arrived at Auckland International Airport on Malaysia Airlines MH133 from Kuala Lumpur at 11pm on 15th April 2018 may have been exposed to measles. Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been contacting the […]

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Preventing food borne illness when the power’s out

By   /  April 12, 2018  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Preventing food borne illness when the power’s out

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Preventing food borne illness when the power’s out With some households in the region facing two or more days without electricity, it will be important to take care with food from the fridge and freezer. Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) Medical Officer […]

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Opposition to fifth bottle store in Takanini leads to community win

By   /  March 23, 2018  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Opposition to fifth bottle store in Takanini leads to community win

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Opposition to fifth bottle store in Takanini leads to community win Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is pleased with a community win from its opposition to a new off-licence application in South Auckland. ARPHS Clinical Director Dr Julia Peters says Public Health, […]

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Another measles case in Auckland: Call for vigilance

By   /  March 13, 2018  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Another measles case in Auckland: Call for vigilance

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Another measles case in Auckland: Call for vigilance The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has confirmed a second case of measles. It is likely this person has caught the disease on flight SQ285 which landed in Auckland on 22 February 2018. The […]

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Measles alert for Singapore flight passengers

By   /  February 28, 2018  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Measles alert for Singapore flight passengers

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Measles alert for Singapore flight passengers Travellers who arrived at Auckland International Airport on Singapore Airlines flight SQ285 from Singapore at 11.45am on February 22 may have been exposed to measles, says the Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS). Medical Officer of Health […]

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Dengue fever spike prompts health warning > ARPHS

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Dengue fever spike prompts health warning > ARPHS

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Dengue fever spike prompts health warning > ARPHS With dengue fever outbreaks across the Pacific, Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is advising anyone travelling to the region to take steps to avoid mosquito bites. Auckland has seen a spike in dengue fever […]

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Don’t give food poisoning for Christmas > ARPHS

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Don’t give food poisoning for Christmas > ARPHS

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Don’t give food poisoning for Christmas > ARPHS Barbecues, family feasts and outdoor eating go with the territory during the Christmas holidays – unfortunately so do the rates of gastroenteritis reported to public health. “Summer is the ideal breeding ground for bacteria. No […]

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Fish gifted from Pacific relatives to be enjoyed cooked > ARPHS

By   /  December 12, 2017  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Fish gifted from Pacific relatives to be enjoyed cooked > ARPHS

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Fish gifted from Pacific relatives to be enjoyed cooked > ARPHS Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is recommending that raw or marinated fish brought in by Pacific relatives should be off the menu, after a rise in food poisoning. Public Health has […]

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Four clusters of whooping cough identified across Auckland > ARPHS

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Four clusters of whooping cough identified across Auckland > ARPHS

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Four clusters of whooping cough identified across Auckland > ARPHS Four Auckland communities are experiencing small clusters of whooping cough cases with five local schools affected. Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) Medical Officer of Health Dr Michael Hale says there have been […]

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Teenagers and young people bear the burden of low vaccination rates > ARPHS

By   /  September 6, 2017  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Teenagers and young people bear the burden of low vaccination rates > ARPHS

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Teenagers and young people bear the burden of low vaccination rates > ARPHS A ‘lost generation’ of young people is facing a triple threat of potentially serious diseases as a result of low immunisation rates in many Auckland communities.  Auckland Regional Public Health […]

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Public health managing seasonal increase of meningococcal disease > ARPHS

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Auckland Regional Public Health Service, Health, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Public health managing seasonal increase of meningococcal disease > ARPHS

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Regional Public Health Service – Release/Statement Headline: Public health managing seasonal increase of meningococcal disease > ARPHS Public health typically observes a seasonal increase of meningococcal disease from June to September each year and is currently managing new cases. “Meningococcal disease is a serious and sometimes fatal disease.  It is […]

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