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Update on Health Response to Swine flu

Monday, 22 June 2009, 2:09 pm | Bay of Plenty and Lakes DHBs

Health professionals are reminding people that staying home when you’re sick means exactly that – stay home, and avoid infecting others. Swine flu emergency operations centre incident controller Cathy Taylor says people with any influenza virus – ... More >>

Update on Health Response to Novel A H1N1 Threat

Thursday, 18 June 2009, 4:54 pm | Bay of Plenty and Lakes DHBs

Public health staff have been maintaining very close contact with Rotorua Boys’ High School, following confirmation yesterday that a Year 11 student has Novel A (H1N1) 09. More >>

CBAC first port of call for people with influenza

Thursday, 9 November 2006, 11:12 am | Bay of Plenty and Lakes DHBs

While seasonal influenza is a distant memory for most Bay of Plenty residents, there is always the risk of a pandemic influenza outbreak – whatever the season. Therefore it’s timely to remind people of the importance to be prepared. More >>

Eastern Bay celebrates new Parent Pack

Wednesday, 8 November 2006, 11:50 am | Bay of Plenty and Lakes DHBs

The Eastern Bay is launching a new resource aiming to help parents keep their teenagers safe. The Parent Pack, developed by the Whakatane YATA (Youth Access to Alcohol), includes information on hosting teen parties, drugs and alcohol, school stand-downs ... More >>

Rise in flu vaccinations, still not enough

Thursday, 13 July 2006, 12:33 am | Bay of Plenty and Lakes DHBs

This from the Bay of Plenty and Lakes Medical Officer of Health, Dr Phil Shoemack in response to an 8% increase in the number of people immunised in the Bay of Plenty this season (34,470) compared to 2005 (31,860). More >>

One in five people immunised against inFLUenza

Thursday, 13 July 2006, 12:32 am | Bay of Plenty and Lakes DHBs

Thirty percent more people received the inFLUenza vaccine in the Lakes district this year (19,880) compared to 2005 (15,149), according to recent figures from the National Influenza Strategy Group. This means 20% of the total Lakes population region are ... More >>

Businesses come out to learn about pandemic plans

Wednesday, 12 July 2006, 9:18 am | Bay of Plenty and Lakes DHBs

More than 80 people from a range of sectors including health, education, arts and community organisations attended free Pandemic Influenza “What you need to know” sessions today (10-midday and 5:30-7:30pm Tuesday 11 July) organised by the Bay of ... More >>

Business urged to work with staff on pandemic plan

Thursday, 6 July 2006, 9:45 am | Bay of Plenty and Lakes DHBs

More than 40 people from a range of sectors including health, education, retail and banking attended the free Pandemic Influenza “What you need to know” information session last night (Wednesday 5 July). More >>

Businesses urged not to put off pandemic planning

Tuesday, 20 June 2006, 11:23 am | Bay of Plenty and Lakes DHBs

In the event of pandemic influenza, businesses play a vital role in protecting employee’s health and safety as well as reducing the negative impact to the economy and society. Pandemics are not hypothetical events (World Health Organisation) – the 1918 “Spanish ... More >>

Pandemic Update: Keep your distance

Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 10:58 am | Bay of Plenty and Lakes DHBs

When it comes to avoiding the spread of influenza in New Zealand, pigs and birds are of no concern – it’s people you need to be aware of. “Influenza is highly infectious,” says Bay of Plenty and Lakes Medical Officer of Health Dr Phil Shoemack. “To help ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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