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ESR leads the charge in checking our waters are safe for swimming

Senior Water Microbiology Scientist Dr Margaret Leonard is working with nine councils to gather freshwater field data that will help build a database that tells New Zealanders which sites are safe for recreational use.

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Participate in the respiratory surveillance sentinel programme

Our acute respiratory illness surveillance program relies on the active participation of sentinel GPs to help identify circulating respiratory viruses from patients presenting with influenza-like illness (ILI) in the community. We ask practices to take 3-6 swabs per week during winter. 

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