Communicable diseases in Fiji

Communicable diseases along with maternal, perinatal and nutritional conditions in Fiji accounted for an estimated 18 per cent of all mortality in 2008. In 2012, Fiji’s HIV prevalence stood at 0.2 per cent; the figure had remained consistent at 0.1 per cent in the period 1990-2009. The country is free from malaria. Estimated incidences of tuberculosis (TB) fell by nearly three-quarters in the period 1990-2012 and estimated mortality (when mortality data excludes cases co-morbid with HIV) also reduced significantly in that time. There were two reported cases of leprosy in 2010, as well as one reported case of measles and one reported case of rubella in 2009.

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