CJD scare at Auckland Hospital

Forty-three patients are being warned of possible infection after a woman operated on at New Zealand's biggest hospital was diagnosed with the brain-wasting disease CJD.

Apparently there have been no infections from surgical instruments since the seventies, and the chances are very low.

If I was one of the 43 I would be asking why they told me. Now I have to worry for the next rest of my life whether or not I am going to get it, before I didn't know anything. Sometime ignorance is bliss.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.