NZPHSR - March 2014

Monday 24th September 2018


Contents & Highlights

1. Editorial

  •  A metagenomic approach to unsolved gastrointestinal disease outbreaks

2. Notifiable Disease Surveillance
Significant Increases in 12-Monthly Notification Rate

  •  Cryptosporidiosis
  •  Dengue Fever
  •  Hydatid Disease
  •  Leprosy
  •  VTEC Infections

Significant Decreases in 12-Monthly Notification Rate

  •  Gastroenteritis (acute)
  •  Leptospirosis
  •  Measles
  •  Pertussis
  •  Toxic Shellfish Poisoning

3. Other Surveillance Reports

  •  Influenza-associated primary care consultations and hospitalisations show contrasting socio-demographic patterns

4. Outbreak Surveillance

  •  133 outbreaks (1050 cases) notified in this quarter
  •  104 final reports (915 cases); 29 interim reports (135 cases)
  •  8.8 cases per outbreak on average
  •  24 hospitalisations, no deaths

5. Outbreak Case Reports

  •  An outbreak of giardiasis associated with an aquatic centre
  •  Norovirus outbreak at an indoor playground

6. Laboratory Surveillance

  •  The Clostridium botulinum story – ESR’s role

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