Monthly Surveillance Report - Apr 2002

Monday 23rd September 2019


Major Surveillance Issues

  • Cholera. One imported case notified during April, following travel to Thailand and India.
  • Dengue fever. Eight cases in April, linked to travel to Pacific Islands (Cook Islands and Samoa), Indonesia (Bali) and Australia.
  • Hepatitis A. Nineteen cases of hepatitis A notified during April 2002, bringing the year to date total to 73. Outbreak investigation confirmed a strong association between the disease and the consumption of raw blueberries.
  • Leptospirosis. Fourteen cases notified in April. An interim outbreak report has been received from Nelson-Marlborough Health District.
  • Meningococcal disease. Thirty-four cases of meningococcal disease notified during April 2002, bringing the year to date total to 119. In comparison, 142 cases were notified during the first four months of 2001.
  • Ross River virus. One confirmed case of Ross River virus infection notified in April, following recent travel to Australia.

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