Over the past week, there have been five confirmed cases of measles reported in the South Island. Health officials are now warning parents around the country to be aware of other possible cases.
The SHIVERS projects are aimed at improving the understanding of influenza and respiratory viruses and how to prevent their spread. Regional Public Health has been invited to participate in this significant research project.
Regional Public Health has noticed an increase in cryptosporidium cases, many associated with swimming facilities, in the Wellington region over recent weeks.
Greater Wellington Regional Council together with Regional Public Health are warning swimmers to stay out of the Hutt River below Kaitoke due to the increased risk of swallowing potentially fatal toxic algae, which is blooming in the warm dry weather.
RPH staff visited local schools during November to raise awareness of Legionnaires’ disease and educate staff and students on how to protect themselves while in the garden.
Regional Public Health along with Tumai Hauora ki Porirua Alliance were winners at the Capital & Coast District Health Board Quality Awards last week.
Seventh-day Adventist school has seen a number of positive changes in students since introducing water-only messages at school.
We are proud to be a member of Breastfeeding Wairarapa and along with this collective, support the recent Peer Counsellor programme for breastfeeding mothers.
We are experiencing an increase in the number of people who have contracted mumps. Since the beginning of the year, there have been 13 people confirmed with mumps in the greater Wellington region. 85% of these people with mumps are aged between 10-29 years.
The Wairarapa ‘Big Latch On 2017’ celebrating World Breastfeeding Week was held on Friday August 4 at the Carterton Events Centre. Sarah Taylor-Waitere, Regional Public Health Wairarapa coordinated the event which was well attended with 109 mummies.