NZPHSR - March 2015

Monday 24th September 2018


Contents and Highlights

1. Editorial

• 2014 outbreaks of enterovirus D68 in United States and Canada: an alert for New Zealand

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

• Chikungunya Fever
• Dengue Fever
• Gastroenteritis (acute)
• Hepatitis (not otherwise specified)
• Measles
• Toxic Shellfish Poisoning
• Yersiniosis
• Zika Fever

Significant Decreases in 12-Monthly Notification Rate

• Cryptosporidiosis
• Meningococcal Disease
• Pertussis
• Salmonellosis

3. Other Surveillance Reports

• Hospital-based rotavirus surveillance begins in 2015
• Tuberculosis epidemiology, 2013

4. Outbreak Surveillance

• 184 outbreaks (2456 cases) notified in this quarter
• 146 final reports (2169 cases); 38 interim reports (287 cases)
• 14.9 cases per outbreak on average
• 17 hospitalisations, 3 deaths

5. Outbreak Case Reports

• No reports this quarter

6. Laboratory Surveillance

• Antimicrobial susceptibility and molecular epidemiology of extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae

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