NZPHSR - March 2009

Wednesday 21st November 2018


Contents & Highlights

1. Editorial
Yersiniosis notifications – laboratory tests a key component to interpreting surveillance data


2. Notifiable Disease Surveillance

Significant Increases in 12-Monthly Notification Rate
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Giardiasis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Lead Absorption
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rickettsial Disease
  • Pertussis
Significant Decreases in 12-Monthly Notification Rate
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Chemical Poisoning
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Hepatitis B
3. Other Surveillance Reports
  • Antituberculosis-drug resistance
  • An elusive tapeworm Taenia saginata
4. Outbreak Surveillance
  • 143 outbreaks (1,768 cases) notified in this quarter
  • 77 ‘final’ reports (1,335 cases); 66 ‘interim’ reports (433 cases)
  • 17.3 cases per outbreak on average
  • 35 hospitalisations, 4 deaths
5. Outbreak Case Reports
  • Two outbreaks, one restaurant, 12 days
  • Novel recombinant strain of norovirus identified from an oyster-borne outbreak in Auckland
6. Pathogen Surveillance
  • 328 human and 224 non-human Salmonella isolates submitted
  • 17 isolates of E. coli O157:H7 laboratory confirmed
  • 119 Yersinia isolates received
  • 46 confirmed norovirus outbreaks
  • 30 Legionella cases laboratory-confirmed
  • 15 influenza viruses identified
  • 104 respiratory syncytial virus cases reported
  • 17 rhinoviruses reported
  • 77 parainfluenza virus cases reported
  • 132 adenoviruses reported
  • 83 enteroviruses reported
  • 5 isolates of Listeria monocytogenes referred
  • 4 isolates of Corynebacterium diphtheriae received
  • 1 isolate of Corynebacterium ulcerans received

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NZPHSR March 2009

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NZPHSR March 2009: Listeria Oct-Dec 2008

 

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