Diseases and conditions

This section provides information about the Ministry’s work in relation to diseases and conditions.

In this section

  • Learn about the monitoring and control of antibiotic resistant bacteria in New Zealand. Read more
  • The Ministry’s national work programme provides a strategic focus for cancer control and for system-wide improvements to cancer services. Read more
  • Information on cardiovascular disease in New Zealand. Read more
  • Chikungunya is a febrile viral illness transmitted by mosquitoes (but not mosquitoes normally found in New Zealand). It is a notifiable disease. Read more
  • Dengue fever is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and cannot be spread directly from person to person. The mosquitoes that spread Dengue fever are not normally found in New Zealand. Read more
  • Find out about diabetes and related conditions, access criteria for insulin pumps, and the Diabetes Care Improvement Package. Read more
  • Cases of Ebola continue to be reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Find out more about the current outbreak. Read more
  • Information about work in progress for improving hepatitis treatment services in New Zealand. Read more
  • Information for health professionals, including on HIV testing in health care settings, research and publications, the AIDS New Zealand newsletter and more. Read more
  • Influenza is a significant public health issue – find out about the annual immunisation programme, pandemic planning and response, and antiviral treatment. Read more
  • Information and resources for health professionals on measles symptoms and what to do if measles is suspected. Includes posters to help make people aware of measles. Read more
  • Since December 2013, cases of measles have been reported in New Zealand. Find out more about the current outbreaks. Read more
  • Information for health professionals on meningococcal disease, a serious illness that can cause meningitis or septicaemia. Read more
  • Important information for Medical Officers of Health, Clinicians and Laboratories about novel coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Read more
  • A list of the diseases that are notifiable to the Medical Officer of Health. Read more
  •  Key facts and statistics about obesity in New Zealand, and information about how obesity is measured. Read more
  • This section provides information about what the Ministry and the health sector are doing to address rheumatic fever in New Zealand. Read more
  • This section provides publications and resources relating to tuberculosis control in New Zealand. Read more
  • This section provides downloadable documents on the policy for the Approval of Yellow Fever vaccinations and Yellow Fever application forms. Read more
  • Zika virus infection is a mild febrile viral illness transmitted by mosquitoes. Read more
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