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Communicable Diseases

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Communicable diseases are caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi, and can be directly or indirectly spread from one person to another. Public Health works to prevent, investigate, control and manage notified infectious diseases in our region.
Public Health offers:
• Investigating diseases in accordance with national and local protocols
• Preparing for emergent or pandemic disease outbreaks
• Providing training and support to refugee settlement programmes
• Providing and disseminating information on disease trends and issues
• General infectious disease surveillance activities
• Promotion of personal hygiene and hand washing
• Research into disease surveillance best practice
Contact: 06 350 9110

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