health - communicable disease

Acute Respiratory Infections and Influenza are the main Communicable Diseases reported by the Ministry of Health making up 61% of total reported cases of selected notifiable diseases in 2004.

Other significant notifiable diseases are skin sepsis, gastro diarrhea in both children and adult, asthma and pneumonia. The data provided by the Ministry of Health suggests that following the cyclones early this year, there has not been any significant outbreak of Communicable Diseases in the northern group.

The data does show that the number of reported cases for influenza, phenomena and asthma in Rarotonga for June quarter 2005 was higher than the number reported in any previous quarter.

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