News

30th May

ESR weekly influenza surveillance data:

https://surv.esr.cri.nz/virology/influenza_weekly_update.php

7 March

An increase in the notifications of mumps in NZ – Public health has been notified of 34 confirmed and probably cases of mumps since September 2016. Of these cases, 12 were overseas during the incubation period.

The Ministry of Health has updated mumps information for schools and universities on their website: http://www.health.govt.nz/news-media/news-items/mumps-information-schools-and-universities

7 March

Antibiotics – shorter courses (5 days) are better for pneumonia and cellulitis

http://www.goodfellowunit.org/gems/antibiotics-%E2%80%93-shorter-courses-5-days-are-better-pneumonia-and-cellulitis

7 March 2017

Stop using topical antibioticsĀ  – http://www.goodfellowunit.org/gems/stop-using-topical-antibiotics

1st March 2017

WHO publishes list of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2017/bacteria-antibiotics-needed/e

2016

New multi-resistant organism found in US

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/09/09/newest-superbug-found-in-a-connecticut-toddler/