New Zealand Visitor Health Warning, Emergency Bulletin # 9
Posted by te2ataria on May 30, 2008
[New Zealand Poisoning Syndrome (NZPS), Health Bulletin # 9. Outbreak of Viral Gastroenteritis, May 30, 2008]
Widespread outbreaks of suspected viral gastroenteritis in Wellington, New Zealand have been reported. One victim described it as “violent.” She said: “It was insane, like there was something really bad inside that just had to come out.”
About a thousand children and adults may have been hit by the “violent” stomach bug. An adventure playground and cafe where the first outbreak occurred have been closed.
Visitors are advised not to consume the local food. (Source)
VIRAL PLAYGROUND VICTIMS: Larissa Paris and her daughter Leilani were hit by a ‘violent’ Stomach bug in a popular adventure playground. Photo KENT BLECHYNDEN/The Dominion Post. Image may be subject to copyright. See NewZeelend Fair Use Notice!
Previous Visitor Emergency Health Warnings:
- Health Bulletin # 8. Outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka, April 4, 2008
- Health Bulletin # 7. Don’t Take Your Children To New Zealand, March 27, 2008
- Health Bulletin # 6. New Zealand Emergency Health Warnings: Toxic Honey Poisoning March 22, 2008
- Health Bulletin # 5. Food infected with Listeria, March 8, 2008
- Health Bulletin # 4. Sewage contaminated beaches, Feb. 16, 2008
- Health Bulletin # 3. Toxic blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), Feb. 13, 2008
- Health Bulletin # 2. Exposure to Compound 1080 Feb. 10, 2008
- Health Bulletin # 1. Exposure to Bromoethane Feb. 6, 2008
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