NZPHSR - March 2008

Monday 23rd July 2018


Contents & Highlights

1. Editorial
Typing of pathogenic isolates: an esoteric exercise or an intrinsic tool of epidemiology?

2. Notifiable Disease Surveillance
Significant Increases in 12-Monthly Notification Rate
        • Mumps
        • Acute Rheumatic Fever
        • Cryptosporidiosis
        • Giardiasis
        • Dengue Fever
        • Hydatid Disease
Significant Decreases in 12-Monthly Notification Rate
        • Pertussis
        • Meningococcal Disease
        • Tuberculosis Disease
        • Campylobacteriosis
        • Gastroenteritis
        • Chemical Poisoning
        • Hepatitis A

3. Other Surveillance Reports
• Antimicrobial resistance among Neisseria gonorrhoeae

4. Outbreak Surveillance
• 149 outbreaks (2,001 cases) notified in this quarter
• 99 ‘final’ reports (1,541 cases); 50 ‘interim’ reports (460 cases)
• 15.6 cases per outbreak on average
• 23 hospitalisations, 2 deaths

5. Outbreak Case Reports
• A dual pathogen outbreak of rotavirus and norovirus at a childcare centre
• Outbreak of rare Salmonella Montevideo associated with a kebab takeaway stall
• Probable Bacillus cereus enterotoxin       associated diarrhoeal syndrome outbreak in Auckland

6. Pathogen Surveillance
• 336 human and 248 non-human Salmonella isolates submitted
• 20 isolates of E. coli O157:H7 laboratory confirmed
• 91 confirmed norovirus outbreaks
• 25 Legionella cases laboratory identified
• 59 influenza viruses reported
• 75 respiratory syncytial virus cases reported
• 176 adenoviruses reported
• 50 enteroviruses reported
• 11 isolates of Listeria monocytogenes referred
• 2 isolates of Corynebacterium diphtheriae received

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NZPHSR Mar 2008

Tables:

NZPHSR Mar 2008: Listeria Oct-Dec 07

 

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NZPHSR Mar 2008: Listeria Oct-Dec 07

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