**Swine Flu, latest figures (updated regularly)**

NZ Swine Flu numbers on 28 JulyConfirmed: 2704Deaths linked to Swine Flu: 13People in Hospital: 72 New Zealand was one of the first countries outside of the American continent to have multiple cases of Swine Flu. A group of students from Rangitoto College tested positive after returning from Mexico on 25 April. For today’s posts…

Taranaki Locks Down Tamiflu Supplies

New Plymouth’s medical officer of health Dr Penny Hutchinson, has restricted supplies of Tamiflu within the Taranaki DHB area. The move was thought to be independent of the MOH’s directives and none of the other 20 DHBs are thought to have followed Taranki’s example. There are only 200 doses currently available in the region and…

Taranaki Locks Down Tamiflu Supplies

New Plymouth’s medical officer of health Dr Penny Hutchinson, has restricted supplies of Tamiflu within the Taranaki DHB area. The move was thought to be independent of the MOH’s directives and none of the other 20 DHBs are thought to have followed Taranki’s example. There are only 200 doses currently available in the region and…

Tamiflu Rush Expected Friday

Pharmacists are gearing up for an expected rush on Tamiflu this coming Friday as prescription only restrictions on the drug are eased for the coming NZ influenza season. Normally Tamiflu is only available on a doctor’s prescription except during the flu season. However, between the dates of 1 May and 30 September it can be…

Tamiflu Rush Expected Friday

Pharmacists are gearing up for an expected rush on Tamiflu this coming Friday as prescription only restrictions on the drug are eased for the coming NZ influenza season. Normally Tamiflu is only available on a doctor’s prescription except during the flu season. However, between the dates of 1 May and 30 September it can be…