Wednesday 21st February 2018

The Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR) under contract with the Ministry of Health (MoH) contributes to the national public health surveillance effort.

This website provides access to selected New Zealand public health surveillance data and information.

We welcome the use of this surveillance data with the following acknowledgement, New Zealand surveillance data provided by ESR, funded by the Ministry of Health with the cooperation of the diagnostic laboratories.

Ministry of Health support enables ESR to provide some specific additional work, prioritised on the basis of national benefit and we are happy to collaborate with funded projects to mine the surveillance data.

Public Health Surveillance

ESR coordinates and collates information for several national surveillance systems. More

Surveillance Reports

Surveillance reports are available for notifiable diseases, influenza, sexually transmitted infections and chemical injuries.

Antimicrobial Resistance

The Antibiotic Reference Laboratory at ESR is responsible for the national surveillance of antimicrobial resistance among human pathogens. More

Virological Surveillance

ESR public health virology laboratory collates, analyses and reports all year round laboratory-based virological surveillance. More

Enteric Reference Laboratory

The Enteric Reference Laboratory is responsible for the confirmation of isolates of the following notifiable diseases Salmonellae, Shigellae, Vibrio cholerae O1 and VTEC. More

Environmental Health Indicators

The Environmental Health Indicators (EHIs) project was commissioned by the Ministry of Health to develop a functional core set of environmental health indicators for New Zealand. More


Case report forms and instructions for notifiable diseases in EpiSurv, New Zealand's primary notifiable disease database. More


A national messaging system for Direct Laboratory Notification of notifiable disease.



Monthly Notifiable Disease Surveillance Report - Jan 2018

Pertussis Report 2018/03-06

Rheumatic fever bi-annual report - July 2016-June 2017

Pertussis Report 2018/01-04

Antimicrobial Resistance

Enterobacteriaceae and P. aeruginosa with acquired carbapenemases, line listing for 2018 as at 31 January

Enterobacteriaceae and P. aeruginosa with acquired carbapenemases, line listing for 2017 as at 31 December

Antimicrobial susceptibility of Shigella, 2015 and 2016

Pilot Study of the antimicrobial susceptibility of Shigella in New Zealand in 1996


Virology Weekly Report 2018/04

Virology Weekly Report 2018/03

Virology Weekly Report 2018/02

Influenza Surveillance in New Zealand 2016

Enteric Reference Laboratory

Human Salmonella Isolates, 2017

Non-human Salmonella Isolates, 2017

Human Salmonella isolates, 2017 No.12, December

Non-Human Salmonella Isolates, 2017 No. 12. December

Ph: +64 4 914 0700
Fax: +64 4 914 0770
Email: survqueries@esr.cri.nz