Monthly Surveillance Report - Nov 2004

Thursday 19th September 2019


Key Notifiable Disease Trends

  • Hydatid disease: a case of laboratory confirmed hydatid disease was notified during November. The case was an adult female farmer who had contact with dogs.
  • Meningococcal disease: based on earliest date available, 26 cases of meningococcal disease were notified during November 2004, of which 18 (69.2%) were laboratory-confirmed. In comparison, 35 cases were notified the previous month, and 34 cases were notified during November 2003. In November 2004, Tairawhiti DHB recorded the highest current rate of 29.6 per 100 000 population (13 cases). Counties Manukau recorded the highest number of cases (55) with a current rate of 14.6 per 100 000 population.
  • Pertussis: during November 2004, 611 cases were notified the highest number notified in any one month surpassing the highest peak in the 2000 epidemic (594 cases) (Figure 1). Of the 611 November 2004 cases, 184 (30.1%) were laboratory-confirmed and 26 cases (5.1% or 26/505) had been hospitalised. Canterbury DHB had the highest number of cases (170). Southland DHB had the highest current incidence rate of 516.8 per 100 000 population (92 cases), compared to a national rate of 80.8 per 100 000 population.
  • Ross River virus infection: a case of Ross River virus infection was reported in a patient with clinically compatible illness. Serology provided presumptive evidence of a recent Ross River virus infection. The case had been living and working in the Northern Territory of Australia for more than one year and had recently returned to New Zealand.
  • Shigellosis: 10 shigellosis cases were notified in November 2004 compared to six notified cases during November the previous year.  The total so far this year of 117 cases is higher than the 80 cases for the same period last year. The cases were from Canterbury (5), Capital and Coast (2), Auckland (1), Counties Manukau (1), and Otago (1) DHBs.  The ESR Enteric Reference Laboratory received isolates from 8 of the 10 cases. Five isolates of Shigella species could not be further serotyped and the remaining three isolates were identified as S. flexneri 2a (1), S. flexneri y variant (1), and S. sonnei Biotype g (1).

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Monthly Surveillance Report - Nov 2004

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Monthly National Totals - Nov 2004

Monthly DHB Totals - Nov 2004

Monthly Rolling Totals - Nov 2004

 

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Monthly National Totals - Nov 2004

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