Sunday 1st November 2020

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.

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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 - Jul 2020

Notifiable diseases in NZ: Annual Report 2018

Monthly Notifiable Disease Surveillance Report - Jun 2020

Monthly Notifiable Disease Surveillance Report - May 2020

Antimicrobial Resistance

Enterobacterales and P. aeruginosa with acquired carbapenemases, line listing for 2020 as at 30 September

Antimicrobial susceptibility of invasive N. meningitidis , 2019

Vancomycin-resistant enterococci, 2018

Enterobacterales with acquired carbapenemases, 2019


Influenza Vaccine Recommendations 2020

Influenza surveillance in New Zealand 2019

Influenza Intelligence Surveillance Report 02 October 2019

Influenza Intelligence Surveillance Report 18 September 2019

Enteric Reference Laboratory

Non-Human Salmonella Isolates, 2020 No. 8, August

Non-Human Salmonella Isolates, 2020 No. 7, July

Non-human Salmonella Isolates, 2020 January - June

Human Salmonella isolates, 2020 No.06, June

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