Monthly Surveillance Report - Aug 2007

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Key Notifiable Disease Trends

  • Cryptosporidiosis: 67 cryptosporidiosis cases were notified in August 2007 compared to 58 cases notified at the same time last year (Figure 1). Three cases were hospitalised. Waikato DHB reported the highest number of cases (30). Among the cases for whom this information was recorded, 80.8% (21/26) had contact with farm animals, 64.7% (11/17) had consumed untreated water, 42.9% (6/14) had contact with sick animals, 37.5% (3/8) had consumed food from a food premise, 18.8% (3/16) had faecal contact, 18.2% (2/11) had  recreational water contact, 8.8% (3/34) had been overseas, and 6.3% (1/16) had contact with other symptomatic people during the incubation period.
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b: two cases of Haemophilus influenzae type b were notified in August 2007. One case aged 70+ years, was confirmed and the other case, aged less than one year, was a probable case. Both cases were hospitalised. The probable case was hospitalised with septicaemia and pneumonia. Neither case had been vaccinated against the disease.
  • Listeriosis: two cases of listeriosis of which one was perinatal were notified in August 2007, bringing the year to date total to 15. The cases were aged 30-39 years and 60-69 years from Taranaki and MidCentral DHBs respectively. The perinatal case occurred at 21 weeks of gestation resulting in death of the foetus. The MidCentral case had an underlying illness. The source was not identified for either case.
  • Meningococcal disease: based on the earliest date available, 11 cases of meningococcal disease were notified during August 2007, of which nine (81.8%) were laboratory-confirmed.  In comparison, 23 cases were notified the previous month, July 2007, and 17 cases were notified during the same month last year, August 2006. For the 12 month period ending 31 August 2007, Northland DHB recorded the highest incidence rate of 7.4 per 100 000 population (11 cases), followed by Tairawhiti (6.7 per 100 000, 3 cases), and Hawke’s Bay (6.0 per 100 000, 9 cases). The highest age-specific incidence rate was in infants aged less than one year (47.3 per 100 000 population, 27 cases), followed by those in the 1-4 years age group (16.0 per 100 000 population, 36 cases), and those in the 15-19 years age group (5.1 per 100 000 population, 16 cases).
  • Mumps: seven cases of mumps were notified in August 2007 compared to four notified cases in the same month of the previous year (Figure 2). The cases were reported from Counties Manukau (3), Capital and Coast (2), Waitemata (1), and Auckland (1) DHBs. The cases were in the following age groups: 1-4 years (4), 10-14 years (2), and 20-29 years (1). Three cases were reported as partially immunised receiving one dose of MMR (two cases aged 1-4 years and one case aged 10-14 years).
  • Rickettsial disease: one confirmed case was notified in August 2007 bringing the year to date total to two. The case was notified from Waitemata DHB aged 60-69 years. The travel history of the case is unknown.

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