30th May

ESR weekly influenza surveillance data:

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:

7 March

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

7 March 2017

Stop using topical antibioticsĀ  –

1st March 2017

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


New multi-resistant organism found in US