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for the Auckland region.

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

09.11.2018

Comic highlights ‘avalanche’ of marketing to children

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

MENINGOCOCCAL

08.11.2018

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

30.08.2018

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...

SMOKEFREE

31.05.2018

Auckland businesses targeted in smoke-free operation

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

ALERT

11.05.2018

Public health interviewing worst affected at Augusta House

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

SMOKEFREE

04.05.2018

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

02.05.2018

Public Health Highlights - a new report from Public Health Auckland

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

MEASLES

23.04.2018

Measles alert for Kuala Lumpur flight passengers

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

FOODBORNE ILLNESS

12.04.2018

Preventing foodborne illness when the power’s out

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

ALCOHOL

23.03.2018

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

13.03.2018

Another measles case in Auckland: Call for vigilance

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

ALERT

07.03.2018

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

28.02.2018

Measles alert for Singapore flight passengers

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

DENGUE

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

08.12.2017

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

27.09.2017

Four clusters of whooping cough identified across Auckland

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

MUMPS

06.09.2017

Teenagers and young people bear the burden of low vaccination rates

Graph of mumps cases in Auckland 2001 to 2017 A ‘lost generation’ of young people...

MENINGOCOCCAL

10.08.2017

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

17.07.2017

Disease surveillance for Apr-Jun 2017

Disease surveillance 2017 - A Disease surveillance 2017 - B Dengue fever There has been an...

MUMPS

05.07.2017

Five new mumps cases every day in Auckland

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

MUMPS

03.07.2017

Low vaccination rates fuelling Auckland’s mumps outbreak

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

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