Health - News on Conditions, Diseases

Newshub's original reporting from November.

Miracle recovery for family stricken with botulism

The deadly toxin put three family members in comas for weeks.

Three young children died in the last outbreak - with hundreds hospitalised.

National warning after whooping cough outbreak declared

Three young children died in the last outbreak - with hundreds hospitalised.

Myrtle rust could be the end of our Christmas flowers.

Pōhutukawa disease threatens New Zealand's summer

Myrtle rust could be the end of our Christmas flowers.

Callan Fabian was expected to live until Christmas, but passed away early.

Kiwi man dies after disease turns his body to stone

Callan Fabian was expected to live until Christmas, but passed away early.

A Yemeni father holds his malnourished child's hand.

Millions at risk thanks to Yemen blockade

At least 1 million children are at risk if a fast-spreading diphtheria outbreak is not stopped in its tracks.

People wait in a queue outside the pharmacy to buy face masks in Antananrivo, Madagascar.

Plague outbreak has health officials worried

Plague has killed 94 people on the island of Madagascar and could spread further, the WHO says.

One case was due to eating contaminated shellfish.

Three cases of paratyphoid in Napier

Health officials are urging people to be careful about eating shellfish gathered near the marina.

Fitness model Meegan Hefford had been competing as a bodybuilder since 2014.

Bodybuilder's death blamed on protein shakes

She'd been preparing for an upcoming competition when she was found unconscious.

MPI have placed the farm on lockdown.

Canterbury dairy farm in lockdown after discovery of cattle disease

The property is now on lockdown after the first known signs of the disease were found in its bovines.

Nicole and Shane Sifrit with baby Mariana.

'Don't let people kiss your baby' - parents after baby dies from fatal virus

She was only 18 days old.

Typhoid

Typhoid confirmed in Palmerston North

It is believed the child has family connections to the Auckland outbreak in April.

Immunisation

Parents must vaccinate kids under new Italy law

It comes in response to a "lack of appropriate measures over the years and the spread of anti-scientific theories".

A bowl fresh boston leaf lettuce greens, undressed and waiting for more delicious ingredients.

Florida couple eat dead bat in salad

There were fears the couple may have contracted rabies.

Conditions and Disease

Auckland typhoid cases increase again

There are now 18 confirmed cases of typhoid in Auckland, and more are possible.

Rearview shot of hospital staff wheeling a patient in a gurney down a corridor

Typhoid outbreak confirmed in Auckland

An outbreak of typhoid in Auckland has seen 10 people hospitalised.

Conditions and Disease

Drugs needed to urgently fight superbugs

12 families of bacteria are the greatest threats to human health.

Abul Bajandar has lived with the condition for more than 17 years (Getty)

Surgeon removes man's 'tree growths'

Abul Bajandar's hands have looked like parts of a tree for more than 17 years.

Zombies from TV show The Walking Dead (AMC)

Zombies vs humans? No contest - we lose

A zombie epidemic would take six months to obliterate humanity, new research has found.

The Gates Foundation is the world's largest private charitable foundation (AAP)

Bill Gates' charity funds Otago University's typhoid research

Otago University has received a $439,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to go towards typhoid research in Africa.

Conditions and Disease

Young boy with spina bifida the new face of Weetbix

For 23 years, kids of all abilities have challenged themselves in the Weetbix Kids Tryathlon - and one of those special athletes proves attitude is all that counts.