Monthly Surveillance Report - Jan 2004

Saturday 21st September 2019


Key Notifiable Disease Trends

  • Campylobacteriosis: 1491 cases were notified in January 2004. Incidence rates were highest in the 20-29 years age group, with a monthly rate of 57.5 per 100 000 (280 cases). Among the DHBs, the incidence rate in January was highest in Whanganui (59.8 per 100 000), Lakes (57.3) and South Canterbury (56.8).
  • Dengue: One confirmed case of dengue fever was notified in January 2004.
  • Giardiasis: A total of 145 cases was notified in January 2004. This is the highest January total since 1997. Lakes DHB experienced the highest monthly rate of 10.4 per 100 000, followed by Hutt DHB with monthly rates of 9.9 per 100 000.
  • Lead Absorption: 10 cases of lead absorption were notified during January 2004, compared to 5 during January 2003. Two cases were aged less than 5 years, and the remaining cases (9) were aged 20 to 60 years. Of the 10 lead absorption, 4 cases were laboratory confirmed (of whom 3 were from Canterbury DHB and one was from Waikato DHB). One case is still under investigation.
  • Leptospirosis: 8 cases of leptospirosis were notified during January, of whom 6 cases were laboratory confirmed and one case is under investigation. In comparison, 16 cases were notified during January 2003. Among the 8 January notifications, 6 were farmers and 2 worked in the meat processing industry. All cases were male.
  • Measles: During January there were 13 Measles notifications, compared to 3 cases during January the previous year. Of these 3 cases were laboratory confirmed. Of the confirmed measles cases, 2 were from Nelson-Marlborough and one was from MidCentral DHB.
  • Meningococcal disease: Based on the earliest date available, 22 cases of meningococcal disease were notified during January 2004, compared to 33 cases during January 2003. Of the current month Meningococcal notifications 14 (63.6%) were laboratory confirmed.
  • Pertussis: During January 2004 there were 110 pertussis notifications, compared to 71 cases the previous month (December 2003), and 66 cases during January 2003. Northland DHB experienced the highest monthly incidence rate of 9.3 per 100 000, compared to a national rate of 2.9 cases per 100 000.
  • Tuberculosis: 20 cases of Tuberculosis were notified in January, of whom 10 were laboratory confirmed. Of the 16 cases for whom hospitalisation status was recorded on EpiSurv, 11 (68%) cases were hospitalised.
  • VTEC:  14 VTEC cases were confirmed by the ESR Enteric Reference Laboratory (ERL) during January 2004. 14 VTEC cases were notified this month. Matching of notified and laboratory-reported cases indicated that 11 cases were both notified and laboratory-reported.

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Monthly Surveillance Report - Jan 2004

Tables:

Monthly National Totals - Jan 2004

Monthly DHB Totals - Jan 2004

Monthly Rolling Totals - Jan 2004

 

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Monthly National Totals - Jan 2004

Monthly DHB Totals - Jan 2004

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