NZPHSR - December 2015

Saturday 20th January 2018


Contents and Highlights

1. Editorial

  • An outbreak of mumps-like illness

2. Notifiable disease surveillance
Significant increases in 12-monthly notification rate

  • Chikungunya fever
  • Legionellosis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rickettsial disease
  • Toxic shellfish poisoning
  • VTEC infection
  • Yersiniosis

Significant decreases in 12-monthly notification rate

  • Acute rheumatic fever
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Dengue fever
  • Gastroenteritis (acute)
  • Giardiasis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Measles
  • Pertussis
  • Zika fever

3. Other surveillance reports

  • No reports this quarter

4. Outbreak surveillance

  • 138 outbreaks (1613 cases) notified in this quarter
  • 84 final reports (1361 cases); 54 interim reports (252 cases)
  • 16.2 cases per outbreak on average
  • 17 hospitalisations, 8 deaths

5. Outbreak case reports

  • “Here we go again” A Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 outbreak in Christchurch
  • Clostridium perfringens outbreak linked to eating cooked pork

6. Laboratory surveillance

  • Laboratory surveillance of invasive pathogens

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Report:

NZPHSR - December 2015

Tables:

NZPHSR December 2015: Supplementary material

NZPHSR December 2015: References

 

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NZPHSR - December 2015

Tables:

NZPHSR December 2015: Supplementary material

NZPHSR December 2015: References

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