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Measles confirmed in Waihi

Posted 19 September 2019 by Gold FM in Podcasts and Health

Brian Gentil spoke with Lily Heathmore, a registered nurse at Waihi Health Centre, about the first cases of measles in Waihi. Lily said there was now at least two cases, one a woman the other a child. She talked about the symptoms to look out for...
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MEASLES IN THE WAIKATO RISES TO 13

Posted 11 September 2019 by Gold FM in Education and Health

Waikato DHB’s Medical Officer Dr Richard Hoskins has today (11 September) confirmed 13 cases in the Waikato, including Hamilton, Paeroa and Morrinsville. Dr Hoskins says: "In addition to contact tracing for those cases, we are dealing with two...
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Measles outbreak warning issued

Posted 28 August 2019 by Gold FM in Media Release and Health

A serious measles outbreak in Auckland has prompted the local Medical Officer of Health for the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts to urge local residents to check that they are up to date with their MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) immunisation...
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Help for carers of disabled family on the way

Posted 9 July 2019 by Gold FM in Health

Parents and partners of disabled people with high or very high support needs will be paid for caring for their family members, as the Government acts to restore fairness and dignity. Pay rates for family carers will also increase from the current...
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