NZPHSR - March 2017

Saturday 20th January 2018


Contents and Highlights

1. Editorial
· Health (Protection) Amendment Act 2016—opportunities and challenges for notification and STI surveillance

2. Notifiable disease surveillance
Significant increases in 12-monthly notification rate
· Campylobacteriosis
· Cryptosporidiosis
· Dengue
· Leptospirosis
· Measles
· Shigellosis
· VTEC infection
· Yersiniosis
· Zika virus infection

Significant decreases in 12-monthly notification rate
· Chikungunya fever
· Leprosy

3. Other surveillance reports
· A case of toxigenic cutaneous diphtheria in Christchurch, November 2016

4. Outbreak surveillance
· 142 outbreaks (1537 cases) notified in this quarter
· 102 final reports (1335 cases); 40 interim reports (202 cases)
· 13.1 cases per outbreak on average
· 9 hospitalisations, no deaths

5. Outbreak case reports
· No reports this quarter

6. Laboratory surveillance
· Influenza surveillance, 2015

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