The Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service has confirmed a case of measles that is connected to the current Auckland outbreak.
Until this point, the Nelson Marlborough region was one of only four DHB region to hold on to its measles-free status during the current outbreak. The last case of measles in Marlborough was in November 2018 and the last case in Nelson in April 2018.
A tobacco retailer in the Marlborough area was caught selling cigarettes to a 16-year-old volunteer in a tobacco controlled purchase operation which was undertaken by the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (PHS) this week.
19 retailers in the Marlborough region were visited by the volunteer on Wednesday with the volunteer attempting to buy cigarettes from retail premises under the supervision of PHS employees.
In a first for NZ rugby, Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) has sponsored Tasman Rugby Union (TRU) teams, replacing the TRU’s former agreement with Coca Cola/Powerade, to become the union’s official health and wellbeing partner.
While increasing numbers of people are hospitalised with measles in Auckland, and the more cases are confirmed in South Island cities, the disease has not yet been confirmed in any Nelson, Tasman or Marlborough residents.
Let’s keep it that way, says Dr Andrew Lindsay, Medical Officer of Health with the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service.
“This is the biggest outbreak in more than 20 years, with more than 800 cases to date. This is a serious, life-threatening disease that is very, very difficult to contain – as we’re seeing in Auckland.
Seddon residents can finally safely drink their tap water, with the lifting of a long-standing 'boil water' notice.
On 26 August Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) gave approval to the Marlborough District Council to lift the notice, following the completion of a series of checks by NMH Drinking Water Assessor David Speedy.
If you haven’t had your free flu vaccination, now is the time to do so – and urgently – as the flu season starts to hit the community hard and fast.
Parents in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough region are urged to make sure their children are immunised against measles, and to be alert to symptoms of the highly-contagious and harmful disease.
Public health information for people in the Wakefield, Tasman and Nelson regions affected by the fires.
Four tobacco retailers in the Tasman area were caught selling cigarettes to 15-year-old volunteers during a tobacco controlled purchase operation undertaken by the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (PHS) in December 2018.
People are advised to be alert to the symptoms of meningococcal disease (including meningitis) as an outbreak in Northland continues, alongside an increase in cases in the Nelson/Tasman region this year.