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.
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.
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.
Rare Disease Day is on 28 February.
21 cases of whooping cough have been confirmed, and people are urged to check their immunisation status and be alert to the symptoms.
The Urgent Care Centre in Blenheim opens
It's National Oral Health Day on 3 November and we want you to Switch to Water.
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.
Maori and Pacific parents in the Nelson Marlborough region are choosing to vaccinate their children in greater numbers.
Dr Andrew Lindsay, Medical Officer of Health with the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service, has issued a reminder to GPs and other healthcare professionals in the region to be alert to mumps.