Monthly Surveillance Report - May 2003

Thursday 19th September 2019


Major Surveillance Issues

  • Dengue fever: 15 cases of dengue fever were notified in May 2003. The most frequently implicated overseas destination was Fiji (9 cases), followed by Tonga (5 cases).
  • Haemophilus Influenzae type b disease (Hib): One laboratory confirmed case of Hib in a Northland infant was notified in May 2003. The case had received three doses of vaccine.
  • Measles: 10 cases were notified in May 2003, half of whom were reported from MidCentral DHB.
  • Meningococcal disease: 42 cases were reported in May 2003, bringing the year-to-date total to 171 cases. Monthly incidence rates in May were highest in Counties Manukau and Northland DHBs.
  • VTEC/STEC: 19 cases of VTEC/STEC infection were notified during May 2003, of whom 18 were laboratory-confirmed. Nineteen cases were also notified during April 2003. The April and May notification totals are the highest on record.

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Monthly Surveillance Report - May 2003

Tables:

Monthly National Totals - May 2003

Monthly DHB Totals - May 2003

Monthly Rolling Totals - May 2003

 

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