Major Notifiable Diseases


total number and rates per thousand population of notifiable diseases by type and year in rmi: 2002 to 2004
Disease 2002 2003 2004
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
A. Gastrointestinal Sanitation
1. Gastroenteritis 1,029 18.17 1,854 31.50 4,583 74.86
2. Diarrhea, Infantile 0 0.00 1,986 33.75 338 5.52
3. Diarrhea, Adult 1,954 34.50 69 1.17 1,881 30.73
4. Typhoid and Paratyphoid 22 0.39 7 0.12 3 0.05
5. Amoebiasis 213 3.76 401 6.81 376 6.14
6. Hepatitis A 12 0.21 10 0.17 35 0.57
7. Hepatitis B 31 0.55 31 0.53 40 0.65
Total 3,261 57.58 4,358 74.05 7,256 118.53
B. Respiratory
Influenza 3,703 65.38 4,016 68.24 4,972 81.22
C. Vaccine-Preventable
1. Whooping Cough 38 0.67 2 0.03 1 0.02
2. Measles 50 0.80 828 14.07 7 0.11
3. Mumps 11 0.19 6 0.10 2 0.03
Total 99 1.74 836 14.21 10 0.16
D. Other Important Infectious Diseases
1. Tuberculosis (Pulmonary) 285 5.03 73 1.24 58 0.95
2. Tuberculosis (Others) 7 0.12 76 1.29 - -
3. Leprosy 204 3.60 115 1.95 167 2.73
4. Scabies 534 9.43 772 13.12 767 12.53
5. Strep Throat and Scarlet Fever 0 0.00 10 0.17 65 1.06
6. Conjunctivitis 1,450 25.60 1,596 27.12 2,681 43.79
7. Chickenpox 313 5.53 313 5.32 384 6.27
Total 2,603 45.96 2,955 50.21 4,122 67.33
E. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
1. Gonorrhea 230 4.06 92 1.56 31 0.51
2. Syphilis 77 1.36 273 4.64 283 4.62
Total 347 6.13 365 6.20 314 5.13
F. Non-Infectious Diseases
Fish Poisoning 481 8.49 185 3.14 149 2.43

Figures are not very reliable and may be used with caution.
Source: Vital and Health Statistics Division, Ministry of Health