Be­ware tummy bugs

The Northland Age - - Local News -

North­land Med­i­cal Of­fi­cer of Health Dr Jose Ben­ito has em­pha­sised the im­por­tance of hand hy­giene in a re­sponse to a spike in campy­lobac­ter cases. Dr Ben­ito said 15 cases of campy­lobac­ter, one of them in the Far North, had been no­ti­fied in the first week of 2019, but none were linked. The causes were be­lieved to have in­cluded recre­ational wa­ter con­tact, con­tact with in­fected an­i­mals, drink­ing un­treated wa­ter and raw milk.

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