Monthly Surveillance Report - Sep 2004

Saturday 21st September 2019


Key Notifiable Disease Trends

  • Brucellosis: a case of brucellosis with a clinically compatible illness with positive serology, but not microbiologically confirmed, was notified during September.
  • Campylobacter: a total of 913 cases were notified in September 2004 of whom 855 (93.6%) were confirmed. Amongst September 2004 cases for whom this information was recorded, 34 (52.3%, 34/65) cases consumed food from a food premise, 44 (49.4%, 44/89) reported contact with farm animals, and 18 (23.4%, 18/77) reported contact with untreated water during the incubation period. Capital and Coast recorded the highest current rate of 471.0 per 100 000 population compared to the national rate of 350.2 per 100 000 population.
  • Influenza: during September, 1309 consultations for influenza-like illness were reported from 79 general practices (on average) in 22 out of 24 health districts.  The average weekly consultation rate for September was 95.8 per 100 000 patient population, compared to a rate of 10.4 per 100 000 patient population during the same month last year. Gisborne had the highest consultation rate (458.3 per 100 000).
  • Meningococcal disease: based on earliest date available, 38 cases of meningococcal disease were notified during September 2004, of which 26 (68.4%) were laboratory-confirmed. In comparison, 42 cases were notified the previous month, and 69 cases were notified during September 2003. In September 2004, Tairawhiti DHB recorded the highest current rate of 20.5 per 100 000 population (9 cases). Counties Manukau recorded the highest number of cases (68) and current rate of 18.1 per 100 000 population. The current rate of disease was highest amongst infants aged less than one year (98.8 per 100 000 population), followed by children in the 1-4 years age group (41.2).
  • Pertussis: during September 2004, 533 cases were notified which is the second highest number notified in any one month since November 2000 (peak of the previous epidemic). Of the 533 September 2004 cases, 108 (20.3%) were laboratory-confirmed. Fourteen cases (3.6% or 14/384) had been hospitalised. Southland DHB had the highest number of cases (186) and current incidence rate of 304.8 per 100 000 population, compared to a national rate of 52.5 per 100 000 population.
  • Tetanus: one case in the 60-69 years age group was notified from Waikato DHB.  It is the only case reported so far this year. The case fell on the stairs and sustained a haematoma which then became infected. No vaccination documentation or risk factors were recorded.
  • VTEC: eight cases of VTEC infection were notified in September bringing the total number of notified cases to 69 for the year to date. In comparison, two cases were notified during September 2003. The ESR Enteric Reference Laboratory received isolates from six of the eight cases; five were serotype O157 and one as non-O157.

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Monthly Surveillance Report - Sep 2004

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Monthly National Totals - Sep 2004

Monthly DHB Totals - Sep 2004

Monthly Rolling Totals - Sep 2004

 

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Monthly National Totals - Sep 2004

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