The Economic Costs of the Havelock North August 2016 Waterborne Disease Outbreak

Sapere Research Group was contracted by the Ministry of Health to determine the costs of the waterborne disease outbreak in Havelock North, the largest outbreak of its kind in New Zealand.
The contamination was discovered on 12th August 2016 and the primary impacts lasted for approximately four weeks, though there was a relatively long ‘tail’ of secondary and residual impacts felt outside that period.
Our report estimates the total economic costs to society as $21,029,288.


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