Monthly Surveillance Report - Dec 2003

Monday 23rd September 2019


Key Notifiable Disease Trends

  • Campylobacteriosis: 1534 cases were notified in December 2003 – the highest ever recorded total for the month of December. This brings the 2003 total to 14,782 cases.
  • Cryptosporidiosis: A total of 30 cases was notified in December 2003, of whom 29 were laboratory confirmed.
  • Giardiasis: A total of 138 cases was notified in December 2003, compared to 114 cases during the same month the previous year.
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib): There was one laboratory confirmed case of Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib) notified in December. This brings the 2003 total to 13 cases. In comparison, 3 cases were notified during 2002.
  • Measles: There were 34 cases notified during December. None has yet been laboratory confirmed. This is the highest month total since January 1998 when 35 cases were notified. Of the 34 December measles cases, 24 (70%) were from the West Coast DHB. Seventeen West Coast cases were part of a recognised outbreak among children aged between 1 and 10 years.
  • Meningococcal disease: Based on the earliest date available, 24 cases of meningococcal disease were notified during December 2003, of whom 19 (79.2%) were laboratory confirmed. This brings the 2003 total to 543 cases, compared to 557 cases in 2002.
  • Mumps: 8 cases of mumps were notified in December 2003, of whom 5 were European, 2 were Pacific Peoples and one was of Maori ethnicity.
  • Pertussis: During December 2003 there were 71 pertussis notifications, compared to 58 cases the previous month, and 76 cases during December the previous year.
  • Salmonellosis: 127 cases were notified during December 2003, compared to 123 cases during the same month previous year. One outbreak of Typhimurium phage type 8 variant (involving 43 cases) was reported, following a hangi at Pukekohe.
  • Tuberculosis: 43 cases of Tuberculosis were notified in December, of whom 33 were laboratory confirmed.

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Monthly Surveillance Report - Dec 2003

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Monthly National Totals - Dec 2003

Monthly DHB Totals - Dec 2003

Monthly Rolling Totals - Dec 2003

 

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Monthly National Totals - Dec 2003

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