Nelson Marlborough Public Health

Meningococcal disease: Know the symptoms

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.

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Patient Safety Week: 4 -10 November 2018:

Are you giving bugs a hand? Good hand hygiene is the simplest, most effective way to prevent healthcare associated infections.


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Increase of campylobacteriosis cases in Nelson Marlborough

There has been an increase in campylobacteriosis case notifications in the last four weeks in the Nelson Marlborough region.


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Join the trend – quit smoking for World Smokefree Day

With fewer New Zealanders smoking, Nelson Marlborough Health smokefree co-ordinator Karen Vis is challenging anyone who’s thinking about quitting smoking to join the trend.


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13 Reasons Why: Resources for parents and young people

The second series of "13 Reasons Why" starts 18 May and all 13 episodes will be available to view at this time.

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Public health warning against collecting shellfish

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has issued a public health warning against collecting shellfish in the Kenepuru Sound and inner Pelorus Sound, extending outward to Tawero Point and Opani-aputa Point.


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Measles outbreak reaches Nelson Tasman region

The Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service has confirmed a case of measles that is likely to be connected to five other cases notified in the South Island.


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Mumps in the region: Buller festival goers asked to check immunisation status

A case of mumps has been notified to the Nelson Marlborough Health Public Health Service. People who attended the Buller Festival in Murchison on 3-4 March may have been exposed to mumps and are advised to check their vaccination status, get immunised and to be alert to symptoms.


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Update: Gastroenteritis outbreak in Nelson

The outbreak of gastroenteritis that is occurring at Nelson Hospital is continuing and the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service has renewed its advice about how to prevent the spread in the community.


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Rare Disease Day: 28 February

Rare Disease Day is on 28 February.


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