NZPHSR - December 2008

Wednesday 21st November 2018


Contents & Highlights

1. Editorial
Pneumococcal Disease: Introduction of the vaccine Prevenar


2. Notifiable Disease Surveillance
Significant Increases in 12-Monthly Notification Rate
  • Giardiasis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Lead Absorption
  • Leptospirosis
  • Malaria
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • VTEC Infections
  • AIDS
Significant Decreases in 12-Monthly Notification Rate
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Chemical Poisoning
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Pertussis
  • Typhoid
3. Other Surveillance Reports
  • Extended-spectrum b-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae
  • Analysis of the lower notification rate of campylobacteriosis in MidCentral, 1999 - 2003
4. Outbreak Surveillance
  • 113 outbreaks (892 cases) notified in this quarter
  • 77 ‘final’ reports (775 cases); 36 ‘interim’ reports (117 cases)
  • 10.1 cases per outbreak on average
  • 8 hospitalisations, 1 death
5. Outbreak Case Reports
  • An outbreak of leptospirosis on a dairy farm
  • Occupational lead poisonings in the Auckland region
6. Pathogen Surveillance
  • 273 human and 620 non-human Salmonella isolates submitted
  • 21 isolates of E. coli O157:H7 laboratory confirmed
  • 43 confirmed norovirus outbreaks
  • 10 Legionella cases laboratory-confirmed
  • 812 influenza viruses reported
  • 556 respiratory syncytial virus cases reported
  • 2 rhinoviruses were reported
  • 76 parainfluenza virus cases reported
  • 115 adenoviruses reported
  • 31 enteroviruses reported
  • 10 isolates of Listeria monocytogenes referred
  • 8 isolates of Corynebacterium diphtheriae received

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Report:

NZPHSR December 2008

Tables:

NZPHSR December 2008: Listeria Jul-Sep 2008

NZPHSR December 2008: References

 

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NZPHSR December 2008

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NZPHSR December 2008: Listeria Jul-Sep 2008

NZPHSR December 2008: References

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