Health

Feverish work to curb dengue

Saturday May 16, 2020

The numbers of dengue cases have topped 300, but may now be beginning to drop off after intensive community clean-up and spraying efforts.

Teacher on life support

Friday May 15, 2020

Health authorities are investigating the country’s first listeria infection in more than 10 years.

‘Keeping the world safe’

Tuesday May 12, 2020

There will be no special celebration for Cook Islands nurses today, to mark International Nurses day. They are all working hard-out on Covid-19 prevention – and on standby in case it arrives.

Med-evac is too late for 29yo

Saturday May 02, 2020

A young resort worker died waiting for medical care he couldn’t get in Rarotonga. 

A newlywed couple have expressed doubt that a woman on the same flight out of Rarotonga could have had Covid-19 at the time.

Flu shots are available for vulnerable people with weakened immune systems caused by pre-existing and underlying illnesses and the elderly.

Extensive testing since woman’s departure confirms no Covid-19 in Cook Islands. 

Waterworks will clean up tap water

Wednesday April 29, 2020

Rarotonga residents will have to wait until the commissioning of the new water system to get regular clear water, authorities say.

Covid-19 will be a major disruption to the livelihoods of Pacific peoples, says new regional tourism chair Halatoa Fua. 

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