News and Media Releases

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Legionella numbers on the rise

9 October 2018, by Gael Woods

ESR scientists say gardeners should be aware of the risks posed by potting mix and compost, as cases of legionella bacterial infection begin to rise.

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ESR extends flu surveillance

8 October 2018, by Gael Woods

For those who have suffered from a bad case of flu over the winter, it may be galling to note this season has been marked by a relatively low number of cases.

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TB disproportionately affecting Māori

24 September 2018, by Gael Woods

Migrants to New Zealand carry the highest risk of having TB, although Māori continue to suffer more from the disease compared with others born in NZ.