Nelson Marlborough Public Health

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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Public health alert: Whooping cough cases continue to increase

21 cases of whooping cough have been confirmed, and people are urged to check their immunisation status and be alert to the symptoms.


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Urgent Care Centre opens

The Urgent Care Centre in Blenheim opens


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Snap-a-brusher and win

If you Snap-a-brusher you could win a prize...and you will be helping your child's tooth brushing.


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Switch to Water

It's National Oral Health Day on 3 November and we want you to Switch to Water.


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Student leaders say they're sweet enough

The first supermarket in the Nelson Marlborough region has agreed to restrict sales of high-sugar and artificially-sweetened drinks to school children from 7am-3pm.

It marks the start of a 'healthy sales' initiative under the Sweet Enough Water Only programme where Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (PHS) staff help schools and sports organisations to adopt water-only (and plain milk) guidelines.


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