NZPHSR - December 2004

Monday 24th September 2018


Contents & Highlights

 1. Editorial
  • The Continuing Cycle of Pertussis Epidemics
2. Notifiable Disease Surveillance

Significant Increases in Notification Rate
  • Pertussis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Shigellosis
  • Chemical Poisoning
Significant Decreases in Notification Rate
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Meningococcal Disease
  • Acute Rheumatic Fever
  • Hepatitis B
  • Dengue Fever
3. Other Surveillance Reports
  • New Zealand Pertussis Epidemic Begins
  • Early Aberration Reporting System (EARS) – how much warning might we have of future pertussis epidemics?
4. Outbreak Surveillance
  • 102 outbreaks (934 cases) notified in the quarter
  • 46 ‘final’ reports (627 cases); 56 interim reports (307 cases)
  • 13.6 cases per outbreak on average
  • 33 hospitalisations, 1 death
5. Outbreak Case Reports
  • Pertussis in Otago and Southland
6. Pathogen Surveillance
  • Enteric Reference Laboratory online More
  • 69 norovirus outbreaks reported
  • 11 legionellosis cases were laboratory-confirmed
  • one foetal death from Listeria monocytogenes
  • 2003 antimicrobial resistance data from hospital and community laboratories
  • Legionella serology testing issues identified

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Report:

NZPHSR - December 2004 (Large file - 1.7MB)

Tables:

NZPHSR - December 2004: Special Bacteriology Table

 

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NZPHSR - December 2004 (Large file - 1.7MB)

Tables:

NZPHSR - December 2004: Special Bacteriology Table

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