All News: Measles outbreak in Canterbury continues

With over 20 cases of measles now diagnosed in Canterbury since February, the current outbreak is likely to increase before it is controlled. Extra supplies of vaccines are being bought by the Canterbury DHB as part of the control measures and Public Health are renewing the call for children to have their scheduled vaccinations on time. The rise in measles cases over the past few years may be due in a large part to the anti-vaccination movement. Most cases of measles in NZ have occurred in people who are not fully vaccinated.


Genetically engineered phages used to treat MRO infection

A group of doctors and scientists have used genetically engineered phages to successfully treat infections caused by an antibiotic-resistant strain ... MORE

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands 5 May 2019

Thursday, 25 April 2019 - Each year, the WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign aims to bring people together in support of hand hygiene ... MORE

Authorities hampered by violence to control Ebola outbreak in DRC

Thursday, 25 April 2019 - Since the Ebola outbreak started in August 2018, 1,340 confirmed and probable cases of Ebola have been recorded and nearly ... MORE

Focus on influenza

Tuesday, 9 April 2019 - This month The Journal of Infectious Diseases has launched a special issue on influenza - 100 Years of Fighting Pandemic ... MORE

NHS publishes new national hand hygiene and PPE policy

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - This month NHS England and NHS Improvement have published the new national policy for hand hygiene and PPE called 'Standard ... MORE

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