Nelson Marlborough Public Health

A call to action: Let’s keep measles out of the Top of the South

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.


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Seddon boil water notice lifted

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.


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The 'flu season is hitting hard and fast

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.


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The measles outbreak: Are your children protected?

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.


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Pigeon Valley fires: Public health advice

Public health information for people in the Wakefield, Tasman and Nelson regions affected by the fires.

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Retailers caught selling cigarettes illegally to minors

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.


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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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