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Investigating clusters of non-communicable disease: Guidelines for public health units


posted by WM Admin on 19 May 2015

The investigation of alleged clusters of non-communicable disease, often prompted by public concern, requires thorough planning and careful implementation.

These guidelines provide a systematic approach to the investigation of clusters of non-communicable disease. Public health units (PHUs) can follow this approach to carry out an organised and coordinated response to reports of alleged clusters.

The guidelines can be downloaded in full text at:

Ministry of Health (2015). Investigating Clusters of Non-communicable Disease: Guidelines for public health units. Wellington: Ministry of Health.