Monthly Surveillance Report - Mar 2005

Thursday 19th September 2019


Key Notifiable Disease Trends

  • Cryptosporidiosis: a total of 65 cases of cryptosporidiosis was notified during March 2005 compared to 21 cases notified at the same time last year. Among the cases for whom this information was recorded, 57.1% (8/14) had recreational water contact, 41.7% (5/12) had faecal contact, 28.6% (2/7) consumed food from a food premise, 18.2% (2/11) had consumed untreated water, during the incubation period. One case was hospitalised. One outbreak was reported this month from Wellington.
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib): There was one laboratory confirmed case of Haemophilus influenzae type b disease notified in March. The case was a European female from Counties Manukau aged between 1 to 4 years. This is the first Haemophilus influenzae type b case in 2005. According to information recorded on EpiSurv she had not been vaccinated.
  • Meningococcal disease: based on earliest date available, 18 cases of meningococcal disease were notified during March 2005, of which 14 (77.8%) were laboratory-confirmed. In comparison, 13 cases were notified the previous month, and 29 cases were notified during March 2004.
  • Pertussis: 252 cases of pertussis were notified in March 2005, of whom 87 (18.7%) were laboratory confirmed. Pertussis numbers continue to decrease from the peak in November 2004 with (613 cases). Hospitalisation data was recorded for 159 cases of whom 12 (7.5%) were hospitalised. The rate by age group for the previous 12 months was highest amongst infants aged less than one year (375.1 per 100 000 population), followed by the children in the 5-9 years age group (248.4), and children in the 10-14 years age group (228.4).
  • Salmonellosis: there were 152 salmonellosis cases notified in March 2005, compared with 114 cases at the same time last year. Salmonellosis numbers continued to increase from December 2004 with 79 cases. The rate of disease was highest amongst children aged between 10-14 years (112.9 per 100 000 population, 31 cases).

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