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Influenza and norovirus concerns – expert responds

John Kerr posted in on January 16th, 2013.

Not one, but two infectious diseases have been raising concerns among New Zealand experts as they prepare for the 2013 winter season. A strain of H3N2 influenza virus is currently causing high levels of hospitalisations in the northern hemisphere, reaching epidemic proportions in the US and linked to over 20 child deaths there so far this […]

Norovirus outbreaks in Auckland, Tauranga hospitals

John Kerr posted in on October 1st, 2012.

Tauranga and Middlemore hospitals are on alert following outbreaks of the gastrointestinal bug norovirus over the weekend. A number of cases among staff and patients were reported at both hospitals on Sunday. Health officials suspected the virus was coming in with patients from the community and urged visitors to wash hands and stay away if […]

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