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MEASLES

13.9.2019

Measles case on Melbourne to Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger infectious with measles...

MEASLES

9.9.2019

Measles outbreak – 1131 cases nationally, 944 in Auckland, 650 in CMDHB

The total number of measles cases in Auckland is at 944 today.

MEASLES

5.9.2019

Measles case on Auckland to Melbourne flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles in...

MEASLES

5.9.2019

Measles cases rise to 821 in Auckland, nationally 991

The total number of measles cases in Auckland is at 821 today, up from 812...

MEASLES

3.9.2019

Measles case on Auckland-Sydney-Auckland flights

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles in...

NEWS

2.9.2019

Measles outbreak - 963 cases nationally, 804 in Auckland, 556 in CMDHB

The total number of measles cases in Auckland is at 804 today, up from 778...

MEASLES

31.8.2019

Measles outbreak serious but most planned events can go ahead.

Auckland is experiencing a significant and ongoing outbreak of measles, with a total of 778...

MEASLES

29.8.2019

Measles case on Samoa to Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger with measles travelling...

MEASLES

31.7.2019

Measles warning for Dunedin to Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is alerting passengers on a flight from Dunedin to...

MEASLES

19.7.2019

New term means new measles cases in Auckland schools and early learning centres.

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) will be asking schools and early learning services to...

MEASLES

17.7.2019

Measles on weekend trip from Auckland to Palmerston North

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is alerting passengers on weekend flights between Auckland and...

MEASLES

12.7.2019

Measles case on Auckland to New Plymouth flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is aware of a person who flew from Auckland...

MEASLES

9.7.2019

Measles case on Bali to Auckland flight

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles in...

MEASLES

12.6.2019

Children to be vaccinated for measles at 12 months

The first measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination has been brought forward to 12 months...

MEASLES

17.5.2019

Measles spread across region from initial West Auckland cases

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of another eight new measles  cases in...

SMOKEFREE

14.5.2019

Record number of illegal cigarette sales to teenagers

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) last month identified nine retailers illegally selling tobacco to...

MEASLES

26.4.2019

Auckland measles cases: 27

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of another six new measles cases,...

MEASLES

24.4.2019

Auckland measles cases: 21

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of another four new measles cases,...

MEASLES

23.4.2019

Auckland measles cases: 18

The number of confirmed measles cases in Auckland stands at 18 for the year, with...

MEASLES

10.4.2019

Auckland measles cases: 16

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of another new measles case, taking...

MEASLES

9.4.2019

Auckland measles cases: 15

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of three new measles cases, taking...

MEASLES

1.4.2019

Number of measles cases in Auckland rises to 12

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of two new cases, increasing a...

MEASLES

28.3.2019

Auckland has ten cases of measles

There are now 10 confirmed cases of measles this year in Auckland, as at 2.

MEASLES

26.3.2019

Nine cases of measles confirmed in Auckland

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of five new cases of measles,...

NEWS

22.3.2019

Measles FAQs

Measles: a quick guide FAQsWith measles outbreaks happening all over the world, including here in...

MEASLES

18.3.2019

Fourth measles case notified in Auckland

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is working with the University of Auckland to contact students and staff...

MEASLES

13.3.2019

Two measles cases notified in Auckland

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is asking people who may have been exposed to...

NEWS

6.3.2019

South Auckland Fire - Public health advice

There has been a large-scale fire today in South Auckland.

NEWS

28.2.2019

Measles alert for Auckland

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a case of measles and is asking...

NEWS

8.2.2019

Staying safe in summer

Kiwis relish long sunny days - bbq’s, festivals and fun at the beach.

NEWS

23.1.2019

Whooping cough spike prompts call for immunisation catch ups

Auckland Regional Public Health Service is asking parents to get their children immunised for the...

NEWS

10.1.2019

Kiwis search for bite and sting help

Media release from the Ministry of Health

Kiwis appear to seeking help online for summer...

FOODBORNE ILLNESS

12.12.2018

10 tips to a happy and hygienic holiday

Long lunches, festive feasts and outdoor events go hand in hand over the Christmas holidays.

MEASLES

11.12.2018

Measles alert for travellers from Philippines

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a new case of measles...

DENGUE FEVER

11.12.2018

Summer holiday traveller precaution to the Pacific and South East Asia

With a rise in dengue fever in travellers returning from holidays, Auckland Regional Public Health...

MENINGOCOCCAL

28.11.2018

Public health keeps a close eye on Meningococcal W disease

Auckland public health experts are closely monitoring cases of meningococcal disease in the region, with...

HEALTHY AUCKLAND TOGETHER

9.11.2018

Comic highlights ‘avalanche’ of marketing to children

The Healthy Auckland Together coalition of health agencies, university, iwi and local government is calling...

MENINGOCOCCAL

8.11.2018

Increase in meningococcal disease leads to national alert

Members of the public and health professionals are asked to be vigilant for suspected meningococcal...

MENINGOCOCCAL

23.10.2018

Public health provides antibiotics, advice after meningococcal death following camp

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has sent staff to a Motutapu Island camp to...

NEWS

30.8.2018

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

1080 controls protect public healthAuckland Regional Public Health Service has placed conditions on a proposed...

SMOKEFREE

31.5.2018

Auckland businesses targeted in smoke-free operation

Public health officials will be working with licensed clubs, theatres and hospitality venues over Auckland...

ALERT

11.5.2018

Public health interviewing worst affected at Augusta House

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is following up on people who have become unwell...

SMOKEFREE

4.5.2018

Illegal trading in Mangere encourages childhood addiction

An undercover operation by public health in Mangere revealed that three out of 10 outlets...

RESOURCES AND SURVEILLANCE

2.5.2018

Public Health Highlights

This report highlights the role of Auckland Regional Public Health Service in protecting and promoting...

MEASLES

23.4.2018

Measles alert for Kuala Lumpur flight passengers

Travellers who arrived at Auckland International Airport on Malaysia Airlines MH133 from Kuala Lumpur at...

FOODBORNE ILLNESS

12.4.2018

Preventing foodborne illness when the power’s out

With some households in the region facing two or more days without electricity, it will...

ALCOHOL

23.3.2018

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...

MEASLES

13.3.2018

Another measles case in Auckland: Call for vigilance

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has confirmed a second case of measles.

ALERT

7.3.2018

Fire at Sims Pacific Metals on James Fletcher Drive, South Auckland

If you live in Ōtāhuhu or surrounding areas, take precautionary measures to prevent breathing in...

MEASLES

28.2.2018

Measles alert for Singapore flight passengers

Travellers who arrived at Auckland International Airport on Singapore Airlines flight SQ285 from Singapore at...

DENGUE FEVER

21.12.2017

Dengue fever spike prompts health warning

With dengue fever outbreaks across the Pacific, Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is advising...

FOODBORNE ILLNESS

19.12.2017

Don’t give food poisoning for Christmas

Barbecues, family feasts and outdoor eating go with the territory during the Christmas holidays –...

FOODBORNE ILLNESS

8.12.2017

Fish gifted from Pacific relatives to be enjoyed cooked

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is recommending that raw or marinated fish brought in...

WHOOPING COUGH

27.9.2017

Four clusters of whooping cough identified across Auckland

Four Auckland communities are experiencing small clusters of whooping cough cases with five local schools...

MUMPS

6.9.2017

Teenagers and young people bear the burden of low vaccination rates

A ‘lost generation’ of young people is facing a triple threat of potentially serious diseases...

MENINGOCOCCAL

10.8.2017

Public health managing seasonal increase of meningococcal disease

Public health typically observes a seasonal increase of meningococcal disease from June to September each...

RESOURCES AND SURVEILLANCE

17.7.2017

Disease surveillance for Apr-Jun 2017

Dengue feverThere has been an increase (~120%) in the number of cases of dengue fever...

MUMPS

5.7.2017

Five new mumps cases every day in Auckland

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is investigating five new cases of mumps every day,...

MUMPS

3.7.2017

Low vaccination rates fuelling Auckland’s mumps outbreak

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) is concerned not enough young Aucklanders are immunised in...

NEWS

15.6.2017

ARPHS welcomes findings from Auckland typhoid outbreak review

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) welcomes the findings of the review into the...

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