Monthly Surveillance Report - Jul 2004

Thursday 19th September 2019


Key Notifiable Disease Trends

(Legionellosis and Leprosy figures were updated 13 September 2004).

  • Campylobacter: a total of 827 cases was notified in July 2004 of whom 792 (95.8%) were confirmed. Capital and Coast recorded the highest current rate of 549.9 per 100 000 population compared to the national rate of 375.7 per 100 000 population. Two campylobacter outbreaks were reported in July from Auckland (15 cases) and West Coast (3 cases).
  • Influenza: during July, 448 consultations for influenza-like illness were reported from 82 general practices (on average) in 22 out of 24 health districts.  The average weekly consultation rate for July was 25.6 per 100 000 patient population. Eastern Bay of Plenty had the highest consultation rate (117.0 per 100 000).
  • Japanese encephalitis: one probable case of Japanese encephalitis has been notified in July 2004. The case was an adult female with history of travel to China.
  • Meningococcal disease: based on earliest date available, 38 cases of meningococcal disease were notified during July 2004, of which 32 (84.2%) were laboratory-confirmed. Counties Manukau DHB recorded the highest current rate of 22.4 per 100 000 population. The current rate of disease was highest amongst infants aged less than one year with a rate of 102.5 per 100 000 population, compared to a national rate of 11.0 per 100 000 population.
  • Pertussis: during July 2004 there were 177 pertussis notifications, compared to 188 cases the previous month, and 44 cases during July the previous year. Of the 177 July 2004 cases, 55 (31.1%) were laboratory-confirmed. Otago DHB had the highest current incidence rate of 90.8 per 100 000 population, compared to a national rate of 31.2 per 100 000 population. Nelson-Marlborough DHB recorded the highest number of cases (34) for July 2004.

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Monthly Surveillance Report - Jul 2004

Tables:

Monthly National Totals - Jul 2004

Monthly DHB Totals - Jul 2004

Monthly Rolling Totals - Jul 2004

 

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Monthly National Totals - Jul 2004

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