Auckland typhoid outbreak: Eleventh case confirmed

New Zealand Herald – April 3, 2017

An 11th case of typhoid has been confirmed in Auckland.

Auckland Regional Public Health Service clinical director Dr Julia Peters said that person had also been hospitalised.

All the cases were linked through a Pacific Island church community in Auckland, she said.

Auckland Regional Public Health Service was following up with 60 other contacts of the group.

“It is a localised outbreak,” Peters said. “Knowing that the cases are connected gives us a clear direction but this is still a serious situation and we are following up other connections.”

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