As per reports, it has been revealed that duck hunters have been warned to avoid two lakes, Lake Ellesmere near Christchurch and Lake Rotorua near Kaikoura. The Canterbury District Health Board said that the announcement has been made due to the spread of toxic algae in the lakes.
It has been recently revealed in a report that there are soon going to be free whooping cough jabs available for women in Canterbury. This new drive is going to be launched especially for pregnant women, so that their unborn babies can be safe from the spread on the epidemic.
This vaccination shall be made available for those pregnant women, who are more than 30 weeks pregnant and also to those mothers who have delivered their child 2 weeks ago.
Any contamination with the lethal norovirus may impose a wide range of health disorders including vomiting, diarrhea and stomach-aches. In severe cases, the affected person may experience a fever, chills, headache and muscular aches. The symptoms may continue for several days, at times may impart life-threatening results among the young, elderly and immune-compromised people, notified Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, Dr.