Monthly Surveillance Report - Feb 2002

Wednesday 18th September 2019


Major Surveillance Issues

  • Deaths. Three deaths were reported this month, one from campylobacteriosis and two from meningococcal disease.
  • Hepatitis A. A small rise in incidence has occurred in recent months with cases occurring mainly in Auckland, Waikato and the Hutt/Wellington regions. The increase does not appear to be associated with typical risk factors such as overseas travel, sexual behaviour or contact with cases.
  • Leptospirosis. There has been a sharp rise in leptospirosis notifications in February, with many cases reporting contact with animals through work on farms or in the meat processing industry.
  • Meningococcal disease. The incidence of notified meningococcal disease for the first two months of 2002 suggests an epidemic tracking at a rate similar to that of 2002. A total of 26 cases were notified in February 2002, compared with 19 cases notified during February 2001.
  • Pertussis. The national pertussis epidemic is persisting. Although the epidemic peak has passed, cases continue to occur at a rate higher than the inter-epidemic period.
  • Salmonellosis. Salmonellosis notifications continue at a high rate. STM 160 remains the single most common serotype identified among human cases, accounting for 33% of all isolates from human cases in February 2002

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