General Health

Mumps outbreak now an ‘epidemic’

New Zealand's mumps outbreak is now an epidemic and Auckland health leaders have asked the Ministry of Health to launch a nationwide vaccination campaign. Low immunisation rates are also leaving the population to a large scale, potentially deadly measles outbreak. An epidemic now exists because the disease can't be contained. More than 1000 people have contracted mumps in Auckland this year,...
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Measles and rubella officially eliminated from NZ

The serious and sometimes deadly childhood diseases measles and rubella have been officially eliminated from New Zealand. The declaration from the Ministry of Health means no new cases have originated here in the past three years, though travellers do still catch the diseases overseas regularly, and bring them back in. But the status has won international praise from the World...
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