Monthly Surveillance Report - Oct 2001

Monday 23rd September 2019


Major Surveillance Issues

  • Dengue fever. There have been a further 15 dengue fever cases notified in October bringing the 2001 total to 83 (almost as many as the previous 10 years combined). Most cases had a history of travel to Samoa or another Pacific Island. This is an important reminder of the need for travellers to take precautions against mosquito bites in all tropical countries.
  • Measles. The small rise in measles notifications and increasing interval since the last epidemic in 1997 suggests the need for increased vigilance for this disease.
  • Meningococcal disease. The current year continues to be the worst since the epidemic began in 1991, with the highest year-to-date total of cases (540) and fatalities (24).
  • Salmonellosis. The current year looks like being a record one for this disease with almost 2000 notified cases to the end of October.

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Monthly Surveillance Report - Oct 2001

Tables:

Monthly National Totals - Oct 2001

Monthly Health District Totals - Oct 2001

 

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