This vector-borne disease has potential links to birth defects in French Polynesia and Brazil. For more information follow this link: https://www. health. govt. nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/zika-virus.
We have released the latest National Hazardous substances and Lead notifications report for 2014. Read the report here.
The 2015 Hazardous Substances Injury report includes statistics on the adverse health effects of hazardous substances exposure in New Zealand. Read the key findings of this report.
Our latest factsheets show that energy consumption has increased by four percent in New Zealand with oil being our most common type of energy consumed.
We have released our 9th EHI newsletter. To find out more about our recent work, visit the 9th EHI newsletter.
Nearly twice the number of vector-borne diseases notifications were made in 2014 (320 cases) compared to 2013 (167 cases).
In 2014, the number of dengue fever notifications increased by over two thirds compared to 2013. Malaria notifications was almost one third fewer.
Professor Allan Smith will present a one-day course on Applied Environmental Epidemiology on Thursday 15 October 2015, at CPHR, Massey University, Wellington.
Over 150,000 New Zealanders were exposed to second-hand smoke in their home in 2012/13 - a large drop since 2006/07. Read our latest statistics on second-hand smoke exposure.
Our new factsheet on livestock shows an increase in dairy cattle numbers over the last few years, especially in Waikato, Canterbury and Southland. Read more about livestock numbers.