Monthly Surveillance Report - Feb 2005

Friday 20th September 2019


Key Notifiable Disease Trends

  • Campylobacteriosis: there were 1288 cases of campylobacteriosis notified during February 2005, bringing the year to date total to 2635. In contrast, 1074 cases were notified during February last year.  Canterbury DHB reported the highest number of cases (197).
  • Cryptosporidiosis: a total of 44 cases of cryptosporidiosis were notified during February 2005 compared to 19 cases notified at the same time last year. Canterbury DHB reported the highest number of cases (12). For the previous 12 months, Waikato DHB had the highest current incidence rate of 40.9 per 100 000 population (4 cases) compared to a national rate of 16.9 per 100 000 population.
  • Meningococcal disease: based on earliest date available, 14 cases of meningococcal disease were notified during February 2005, of which 10 (71.4%) were laboratory-confirmed. In comparison, 22 cases were notified the previous month, and 13 cases were notified during February 2004. For the previous 12 months, Tairawhiti DHB recorded the highest current rate of 29.6 per 100 000 population (13 cases). Waitemata recorded the highest number of cases (48) with a current rate of 11.2 per 100 000 population.
  • Pertussis: during February 2005, 337 cases were notified, a 55.0% decrease compared with the peak of 613 cases in November 2004. Of the 337 February 2005 cases, 93 (27.6%) were laboratory-confirmed and 15 cases (6.0%, 15/249) had been hospitalised. Canterbury DHB had the highest number of cases (99). For the previous 12 months, Southland DHB had the highest current incidence rate of 694.8 per 100 000 population (35 cases), compared to a national rate of 107.3 per 100 000 population.
  • Salmonellosis: there were 139 salmonellosis cases notified in February 2005, compared with 97 cases at the same time last year. The ESR Enteric Reference Laboratory (ERL) identified 151 human cases from Salmonella isolates received during February 2005.  The predominant types identified were S. Typhimurium phage type 160 (18 cases), S. Typhimurium 1 (15), S. Typhimurium 101 (10), S. Saintpaul (10), and S. Infantis (10).   Six outbreaks were reported this month from Auckland (5 outbreaks, 14 cases) and Wairarapa (1 outbreak, 7 cases) health districts.
  • Tetanus: one case in the 70+ years age group was notified based on clinical grounds from Bay of Plenty DHB.  The case cut himself with a saw and was hospitalised. The case cannot remember ever having been immunised.

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Monthly Surveillance Report - Feb 2005

Tables:

Monthly National Totals - Feb 2005

Monthly DHB Totals - Feb 2005

Monthly Rolling Totals - Feb 2005

 

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Monthly National Totals - Feb 2005

Monthly DHB Totals - Feb 2005

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