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South­ern DHB is re­mind­ing the pub­lic of the im­por­tance of good hand hy­giene fol­low­ing an in­crease in the num­ber of cases of cryp­tosporid­ium dis­ease in the district. Dur­ing the past two months there have been 80 cases of cryp­tosporid­ium in Otago and South­land, more than twice the num­ber of cases usu­ally re­ported this time of year. It causes di­ar­rhoea, nau­sea and stom­ach pain, and some­times vom­it­ing and fever. Peo­ple are in­fected from con­tact with sick an­i­mals ,es­pe­cially any fae­cal ma­te­rial, by drink­ing con­tam­i­nated wa­ter or touch­ing their mouths with con­tam­i­nated hands.


Clutha District Coun­cil is con­sult­ing about a rep­re­sen­ta­tion re­view, a waste man­age­ment and min­imi­sa­tion plan, a solid waste by­law, the District Plan and Re­source Man­age­ment Act fees. Have your say at con­sul­ta­tion or at the CDC of­fices or ser­vice cen­tres.


It ap­pears we got our Satur­days mixed up in last week’s edi­tion. Cy­cle and Cel­e­brate is on this Satur­day in Lums­den - apolo­gies to any­one who turned up last week­end.

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