Weekly reportable diseases

Reports should include the total number of cases and any deaths seen during the week. You are expected to record the name of the disease, as well as the age and sex of the patient, and the place where the case was diagnosed (health facility or community). For suspected cases of malaria, the laboratory result based on the rapid diagnostic test (RDT) should also be recorded.

Before you use the weekly reporting format, what types of analysis should you do if there is more than one case of a priority disease?

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You should organise and report the data according to the age and sex of the cases to see if any patterns are evident. Data should be analysed in this way before reporting.

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