NZPHSR - September 2017

Saturday 20th January 2018


Contents and Highlights

1. Editorial
· The laboratory testing conundrum

2. Notifiable disease surveillance
Significant increases in 12-monthly notification rate
· Campylobacteriosis
· Cryptosporidiosis
· Leptospirosis
· Mumps
· Shigellosis
· Yersiniosis

Significant decreases in 12-monthly notification rate
· Gastroenteritis (acute)
· Legionellosis
· Measles
· Rickettsial disease
· Zika virus infection

3. Other surveillance reports
· No reports this quarter

4. Outbreak surveillance
· 139 outbreaks (1235 cases) notified in this quarter
· 69 final reports (762 cases); 70 interim reports (473 cases)
· 11.0 cases per outbreak on average
· 9 hospitalisations, no deaths

5. Outbreak case reports
· Cryptosporidium outbreak linked to a swim school in Canterbury
· An outbreak of yersiniosis in Tauranga during October and November 2016

6. Laboratory surveillance
· Enteric Reference Laboratory, April–June 2017

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