Health Alerts

Read the latest health alerts from Canterbury District Health Board.

Please contact the media team if you would like to know more about any of these health alerts or have a media enquiry. You can also visit the Community and Public Health website for more public health information.

If you would like to read older health alerts please look in our health alerts archive.​


Toxic algal bloom in Lake Forsyth

Community and Public Health (a division of Canterbury DHB) has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae...


Marine biotoxin warning for shellfish in Akaroa Harbour

A health warning has been issued advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from all of Akaroa Harbour.


Measles warning issued in Canterbury

Health officials have issued a measles warning following a Christchurch man being confirmed to have contracted measles while...


Smoke from Tai Tapu Port Hills fires – phone your GP team first for care around the clock

​With smoke from the Tai Tapu/Port Hills' fires spreading across Canterbury, Canterbury DHB is reminding people to phone their...

Page last reviewed: 29 September 2015
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