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Protect yourself against Legionnaires' this spring - CDHB

Thursday, 22 October, 2020 - 13:07

Spring is the perfect time to be out in the garden. It’s also the perfect time for enthusiastic gardeners to risk unwittingly releasing Legionnaires’ disease from the depths of their potting mix and compost.

HB gardeners warned over risk of Legionnaires' with two cases reported - HBDHB

Friday, 18 September, 2020 - 12:47

Hawke’s Bay gardeners are being urged to take care with potting mix and compost following two people requiring hospital care in recent weeks diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease.

Infectious diseases expert awarded University's highest honour

Thursday, 20 August, 2020 - 08:00

The COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged global cooperation and highlighted the importance of science-based policy in preventing the devastating impact on communities and economies by novel infectious diseases, according to the winner of the University of Otago’s highest honour.

'Christchurch researchers secure lion's share of almost $1mil in funding'

Thursday, 6 August, 2020 - 06:00

Researchers developing a faster and less painful way of diagnosing Legionnaires’ disease are among the recipients of almost $1million in Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) grants.

CMRF awards almost $1mil to health researchers

Thursday, 6 August, 2020 - 06:00

The Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) has awarded almost $1 million in funding to local health researchers - including a team studying the loved ones of survivors and those widowed by the Christchurch mosque attacks.

Potting mix warning following death of Dunedin gardener

Friday, 1 November, 2019 - 14:07

The recent death of a Dunedin man has prompted Public Health South to remind spring gardeners of the need to handle potting mix and compost with care.

Cantabrians urged to protect themselves against Legionnaires

Friday, 25 October, 2019 - 10:15

At this time of year as the sun starts to make more of an appearance week-by-week, a nasty disease also starts to make its present felt - Legionnaires’.

Call for mandatory testing of buildings for potentially fatal bacteria

Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 17:39

Master Plumbers chief executive Greg Wallace says appropriate measures need to be put in place to detect and manage legionella bacteria in our homes, apartments, schools, rest homes and hospitals.

Triple the number of Legionnaire's cases found in new Kiwi study

Tuesday, 11 June, 2019 - 10:30

Researchers find triple as many Legionnaire’s cases as previously reported.

The first New Zealand-wide study of the burden of Legionnaire’s disease has found triple the number of cases of this form of pneumonia than previously reported.

Dogs sniffing out prostate cancer in NZ

Monday, 4 March, 2019 - 09:31

The University of Otago and K9 Medical Detection NZ are working together to investigate using dogs as a diagnostic tool to sniff out prostate cancer.