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Deborah Hay

Medical Officer

I am a doctor working mainly in the area of notifiable infectious disease and other notifiable conditions. The bulk of my work is related to tuberculosis prevention and control in the Auckland region. I work with the public health nurses of north and west Auckland providing support and care to people with tuberculosis, including contact tracing. I am the tuberculosis operational lead, which involves working with clinicians, laboratories, immigration and other agencies as well as many people within the Auckland Regional Public Health Service.

I trained in medicine at the University of Auckland. Since then I have been a prison medical officer with a special interest in mental health, a GP and a travel health doctor. I started part time work in public health alongside my general practice and travel medicine in 1999. I have a particular interest in infectious diseases and their interactions with humans and animals over different time periods, societies and changing environments.

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