NZPHSR - September 2008

Saturday 20th January 2018


Contents and Highlights

1. Editorial
Surveillance and response to events involving chemical, biological, radiological, or explosive (CBRE) materials

2. Notifiable Disease Surveillance
Significant Increases in 12-Monthly Notification Rate
• Mumps
• Acute Rheumatic Fever
• Salmonellosis
• VTEC Infections
• Giardiasis
• Lead Absorption
• Brucellosis

Significant Decreases in 12-Monthly Notification Rate
• Pertussis
• Campylobacteriosis
• Typhoid
• Chemical Poisoning
• Cryptosporidiosis
• Dengue Fever
• Rickettsial Disease
• AIDS

3. Other Surveillance Reports
• Antimicrobial susceptibility among invasive isolates
• Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE)

4. Outbreak Surveillance
• 102 outbreaks (1064 cases) notified in this quarter
• 75 ‘final’ reports (873 cases); 27 ‘interim’ reports (191 cases)
• 11.6 cases per outbreak on average
• 56 hospitalisations, 1 death

5. Outbreak Case Reports
• Wax ester fish poisoning
• An outbreak of noroviral gastroenteritis on a trans-Tasman voyage
• Hepatitis A in a Queenstown waitress

6. Pathogen Surveillance
• 292 human and 346 non-human Salmonella isolates confirmed
• 31 isolates of E. coli O157:H7 laboratory confirmed
• 45 confirmed norovirus outbreaks
• 19 Legionella cases laboratory-identified
• 131 influenza viruses reported
• 43 respiratory syncytial virus cases reported
• 7 rhinovirus were reported
• 14 parainfluenza virus cases reported
• 136 adenoviruses reported
• 40 enteroviruses reported
• 1 isolate of Listeria monocytogenes referred
• 12 isolates of Corynebacterium diphtheriae received
• 1 isolate of Corynebacterium ulcerans received

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NZPHSR September 2008

Tables:

NZPHSR September 2008: Listeria Apr-Jun 08

NZPHSR September 2008: References

 

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NZPHSR September 2008

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NZPHSR September 2008: Listeria Apr-Jun 08

NZPHSR September 2008: References

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