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Acute Viral Gastroenteritis
Sheet
Acute Viral Gastroenteritis
Gives information on this stomach illness caused by viruses such as Norovirus. Revised September 2017. Formerly titled “Viral Gastroenteritis”.
MED0252
Campylobacter, E. coli and Salmonella
Pamphlet
Campylobacter, E. coli and Salmonella
Information on preventing these food and waterborne bacterial diseases. Revised December 2016. MoH code HE1211. Formerly titled “Campylobacter”.
MED0004
Chickenpox
Sheet
Chickenpox
Information on the common childhood illness. Also called Shingles if it occurs a second time when an adult. Revised October 2017.
MED0040
Conjunctivitis
Sheet
Conjunctivitis
Information about this infectious eye condition, that can have many different causes. Revised March 2016.
MED0023
Cryptosporidium and Giardia
Pamphlet
Cryptosporidium and Giardia
Information on preventing these food and waterborne diseases caused by parasites. Revised December 2016. MoH code HE1212. Formerly titled “Cryptosporidium”.
MED0060
First Aid Precautions: Hepatitis B/AIDS
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First Aid Precautions: Hepatitis B/AIDS
Designed for first aid boxes. Gives precautions for health workers when dealing with blood or body fluid from patients with HIV, hepatitis and other blood-borne viruses. MoH code HE4264.
MED0026
Glandular Fever
Sheet
Glandular Fever
Information about this viral infection transmitted by saliva. Also known as Infectious Mononucleosis. Revised October 2017.
MED0024
Haemophilus Influenzae (Hib)
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Haemophilus Influenzae (Hib)
Information about this serious bacterial illness which is largely preventable through vaccination. Revised April 2017.
MED0177
Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
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Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
Information on this common and  mild viral illness. This is not the same as Foot and Mouth Disease which affects farm animals. Revised November 2015.
MED0006
Health information for farming, dairy and meat industry families
Pamphlet
Health information for farming, dairy and meat industry families
Gives information for farming families on preventing illness and infections from cattle, sheep, pigs and other farm animals.
MED0255
Hepatitis A
Sheet
Hepatitis A
Now a Ministry of Health resource.
Information on this viral infection affecting the liver, including symptoms, treatment and immunisation to prevent infection. Revised September 2016. MoH code HE2518.
MED0007
Hepatitis B and C
Pamphlet
Hepatitis B and C
Information for adults on symptoms, treatment and prevention of hepatitis B and C. Revised December 2016. MoH code HE4182. Formerly titled “Hepatitis ABC”.
MED0027
Impetigo
Pamphlet
Impetigo
Information on this bacterial skin infection, also known as school sores. Revised March 2018.
MED0008
Infectious Diseases
Card
Infectious Diseases
Gives information on common childhood diseases. Revised March 2016. MoH code HE1215.
MED0129
Legionnaires
Sheet
Legionnaires' Disease
Information on this form of pneumonia caused the Legionella bacteria. Revised August 2016.
MED0063
Looking after your child
Booklet
Looking after your child's skin and treating skin infections
Gives information for parents on skin conditions that affect children and when to see a doctor.
MED0131A
Meningococcal Disease - Don
Card
Meningococcal Disease - Don't Wait, Take Action
Available in Te Reo Māori and Pacific languages.
Describes the symptoms associated with Meningococcal disease in babies, older children and adults. Also outlines the actions to take if anyone shows symptoms. MoH code HE2417.
MED0212
Mumps
Sheet
Mumps
Gives information on this common childhood infectious disease, that can also affect adults.
MED0251
Norovirus
Sheet
Norovirus
Information on this infectious gastrointestinal illness which is a major cause of non-bacterial food and waterborne outbreaks. Revised October 2017.
MED0171
ORF Virus Disease
Sheet
ORF Virus Disease
Information on this viral skin infection caught from contact with infected animals. Revised October 2017.
MED0013
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Sheet
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Information about this serious bacterial respiratory disease especially for very young children under 12 months of age. Revised February 2016.
MED0017
Protect your unborn child: Rubella
Flyer
Protect your unborn child: Rubella
Reprinted April 2019.
Details the risks of rubella (German measles) in pregnancy to the unborn child. Revised May 2017. MoH code HE4172. Formerly “Rubella and Women”.
MED0084
Ringworm
Sheet
Ringworm
Information on this fungal infection of the skin or hair, which has a characteristic ring-shaped sore. Revised October 2017.
MED0045
Rotavirus
Sheet
Rotavirus
Information about this viral gastrointestinal illness which tends to be common in children under 2 years. Revised October 2017.
MED0174
Scabies
Leaflet
Scabies
Information about this contagious skin disease, including its treatment and prevention. Reprinted December 2012. MoH code HE4191.
MED0047
Scarlet Fever
Sheet
Scarlet Fever
Gives information about this bacterial illness that commonly affects children.
MED0038
Shigellosis
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Shigellosis
Information about this infectious bacterial disease which commonly affects overseas travellers who ingest contaminated food or drinking water. Revised July 2017. Formerly titled “Shigella”.
MED0016
Skin problems in children
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Skin problems in children
Replaces “Skin Infections”.
Gives information for parents on skin conditions that affect children and when to see a doctor.
MED0131
Slapped Cheek Disease
Sheet
Slapped Cheek Disease
Information on this common viral disease of childhood, characterised by a red facial rash. Also know as Fifth disease. Revised October 2017.
MED0078
Threadworms
Sheet
Threadworms
Information about these tiny parasites that cause an itchy bottom and are easily spread to other family members. Revised October 2017.
MED0056
Tuberculosis (TB)
Sheet
Tuberculosis (TB)
Change in format to A4 sheet
Provides information about and treatment of tuberculosis. Revised September 2016. MoH code HE7023.
MED0059
Viral Meningitis
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Viral Meningitis
Information about this viral illness which has similar symptoms to the more common bacterial meningitis. Revised October 2017.
MED0173
Yersiniosis
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Yersiniosis
Information about this bacterial disease that causes gastroenteritis and is found in the faeces of some wild and domestic animals. Revised September 2017. Formerly titled “Yersinia”.
MED0018
Zika Virus Disease
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Zika Virus Disease
Gives information on this disease commonly spread by mosquitoes, and includes advice for travellers.
MED0253

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