Exotic mosquito could bring diseases such as malaria and yellow fever which kill tens of thousands of people worldwide each year into New Zealand. A sick traveler could bring and spread a disease such as Ebola into New Zealand.
Border health protection is vital to stop the introduction or spread of diseases, either carried by people or animals like mosquitoes. It is part of New Zealand’s international responsibilities under International Health Regulations.
Public Health offers:
• Mosquito surveillance to monitor for exotic mosquitoes
• Response to incursions of exotic organisms like mosquitoes where they represent a risk to public health
• Response to suspected cases of sick travellers who have symptoms of concern who may pose a public health risk
Contact: 06 350 9110