Monthly Notifiable Disease Surveillance Report - Jun 2011

Thursday 19th September 2019


Key notifiable disease trends

  • Brucellosis: One brucellosis case was notified in June 2011. The case was a male aged 20-29 years who had spent time on a farm in the United States of America during the incubation period for the disease.
  • Measles: 52 cases of measles were notified in June 2011 (51 confirmed, 1 under investigation), compared to four cases notified in the previous month and no cases in the same month of the previous year (Figure 1). The remainder of this section relates to the 51 confirmed cases only. The cases were reported in Waitemata (37 cases), Hawke’s Bay (8 cases), Auckland (5 cases) and Counties Manukau (1 case) DHBs. Cases were distributed as follows: 5-9 years (20), 1-4 years (11), 30-39 years (8), 20-29 years (3), 15-19 years (2) and <1 year (1) age groups. Three hospitalisations were reported. The immunisation information was recorded for 41 of the cases, with four cases reported as having been immunised. These four cases had received one dose of vaccine (two cases were older than four years, the current age by which two doses are recommended).
  • Mumps: 14 cases of mumps were notified in June 2011 (4 confirmed, 3 probable, 7 under investigation), compared to three cases notified in the previous month and five cases in the same month of the previous year. The remainder of this section relates to the four confirmed and three probable cases only.  The cases were reported in Nelson Marlborough (3 cases), Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, and Southern (1 case each) DHBs. Cases were distributed as follows: 5-9 years (3), 20-29 years (2), 50-59 years (1) and 70+ years (1) age groups. One hospitalisation was reported. Two cases had immunisation information recorded and one was reported as having been immunised, receiving one dose of vaccine. The case was older than four years, the current age by which two doses are recommended.
  • Pertussis: 83 cases of pertussis were notified in June 2011, compared to 68 cases notified in the previous month and 68 cases in the same month of the previous year (Figure 2). Seventeen cases (20.5%) were laboratory confirmed; 15 by isolation of Bordetella pertussis from nasopharynx and two by PCR. The majority of the cases were reported in Capital and Coast (22), West Coast (15), and Canterbury (10) DHBs. The highest numbers of cases were in the 10-14 years (13), 5-9 years (11), 30-39 years (11) and 60-69 years (10) age groups. The immunisation information was recorded for 45 of the cases, with 36 cases reported as having been immunised. Of the 36 cases, dose information was recorded for six cases:  five cases receiving five doses and one case receiving one dose.  Of the 63 cases for which the relevant information was recorded, 32 (50.8%) attended school, pre-school or childcare. Twenty cases had contact with a laboratory confirmed pertussis case.
  • Rickettsial disease: One case of murine typhus was notified in June 2011. The case was a female in the 60-69 years age group from Waitemata DHB, and required hospitalisation. The case reported being bitten by an insect and exposure to rodents.
  • Rubella: Six cases of rubella were notified in June 2011 (3 confirmed, 3 under investigation), compared to one case notified in the previous month and no cases in the same month of the previous year. The remainder of this section relates to the three confirmed cases only. The cases were reported in Canterbury (2 cases) and Southern (1 case) DHBs. Cases were distributed as follows: 15-19 years, 20-29 years and 30-39 years (1 case each) age groups. Two cases had immunisation information recorded and one was reported as having been immunised, receiving one dose of vaccine. The case was older than four years, the current age by which two doses are recommended.
  • Taeniasis: One confirmed case of taeniasis was notified in June 2011. The case had symptoms prior to arriving in New Zealand in 2002 from Ethiopia and was never treated.
  • Toxic shellfish poisoning - unspecified: One probable case of toxic shellfish poisoning was notified in June 2011. The case had consumed mussel fritters from a food premises.

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Monthly Notifiable Disease Surveillance Report - Jun 2011

Tables:

Monthly National Totals - Jun 2011

Monthly DHB Totals - Jun 2011

Monthly Rolling Totals - Jun 2011

 

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Monthly National Totals - Jun 2011

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