NZPHSR - September 2016

Wednesday 21st November 2018


Contents and Highlights

1. Editorial
· Whole genome sequencing in public health microbiology

2. Notifiable disease surveillance
Significant increases in 12-monthly notification rate
· Cryptosporidiosis
· Legionellosis
· Listeriosis
· Measles
· Meningococcal disease
· Pertussis
· VTEC infection
· Zika virus infection

Significant decreases in 12-monthly notification rate
· Acute rheumatic fever
· Chikungunya fever
· Gastroenteritis (acute)
· Toxic shellfish poisoning

3. Other surveillance reports
· Verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli infections in Taranaki between 2006 and 2015: a serious farm-related illness of increasing incidence in children

4. Outbreak surveillance
· 159 outbreaks (1529 cases) notified in this quarter
· 99 final reports (1204 cases); 60 interim reports (325 cases)
· 12.2 cases per outbreak on average
· 12 hospitalisations, 1 death

5. Outbreak case reports
· Bordetella pertussis outbreak in the Southern District, 2015

6. Laboratory surveillance
· Laboratory-based legionellosis surveillance, 2015

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NZPHSR - September 2016

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NZPHSR - September 2016: Laboratory-based legionellosis surveillance

 

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