Independent Commonwealth realm in south-west Oceania
New Zealand was holding its breath wondering whether a Rangitoto College party returned from Mexico might have brought the flu. Ten members of the group had tested positive for some form of influenza. After testing, it became clear that New Zealand was the first Southern Hemisphere country to have confirmed 2009 Influenza A(H1N1).
By early June, 11 cases had been confirmed. All had recovered and had not had a serious illness.
News for 2009Edit
Radio New Zealand National news at 2 pm (0200 hours GMT) reported that the country's total confirmed cases of H1N1 stood at 7. All had recovered, and there was no indication that they had passed infection to anyone else. The number of "probable" cases remained at 12.
Tuesday 28th April @ 13:42 GMT: A report on ABC news confirmed 3 cases of Swine Flu in NZ with a possibility that up to 10 had been infected. That represents the Southern Hemisphere's first confirmed cases.
Radio New Zealand National news at 2 pm (0200 hours GMT) Monday 27 April reported that the Canterbury District Health Board had rolled out its 5-year-old pandemic preparation plan and that the Government had urged all recent arrivals from Mexico, Canada, or the United States to see a doctor immediately if they felt flu-like symptoms.
- New Zealand Ministry of Health
- Influenza A (H1N1) Updates (New Zealand Ministry of Health)
- Pandemic Influenza (New Zealand Ministry of Health)
- New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Auckland Regional Public Health Service
- Swine Flu (A H1N1) Updates (Auckland Regional Public Health Service)
- Waikato Swine Flu Update (Waikato District Health Board)
- Influenza Pandemic Action Plan 2006 (New Zealand Ministry of Health)
- Canterbury Pandemic Planning Website (Canterbury District Health Board)
- Influenza A H1N1 Swine Flu Media Updates (Hawke's Bay District Health Board)
- New Zealand MAF Biosecurity Avian Influenza Website
- Pandemic Survival Road Show