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 warning in Saltwater Creek at Coonoor Road, Timaru

Monitoring has identified relatively large amounts of a potentially toxic planktonic (free floating) cyanobacteria in Saltwater...


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...


Measles warning issued in Canterbury

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


Legionnaires’ season arrive - advice for gardeners

Cantabrians are being urged to follow some simple steps in order to avoid getting a serious illness linked to gardening.

Page last reviewed: 29 September 2015
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