Monday briefs – 1 April 2019

Your weekly health news round-up from a variety of trusted sources  

Hundreds contacted over Auckland measles risk

Health authorities in Auckland have contacted hundreds of people who may have been exposed to measles as the number of confirmed cases continues to grow. Read more

Flu vaccinations ready

Influenza vaccinations are available from 1 April for Kiwis wanting to help protect themselves against the flu. Please contact your GP or healthcare provider for more information. Read more

Link between glue ear and nose bugs

Children with glue ear have different nasal bacteria compared to healthy children, an Auckland University study has found. Read more

Seven-month-old diagnosed with Men W

A seven-month-old Northland child has been diagnosed with Meningococcal W, prompting health officials to urge parents to vaccinate their children. Read more

Growing concern at increase in gestational diabetes

An increase in the number of pregnant women in South Auckland developing gestational diabetes has been labelled a “growing concern”. Read more

Demand for mental health services ongoing

Demand for mental health services following the Christchurch terrorist attack is expected to continue for years. Read more