Monthly Surveillance Report - Jul 2002

Saturday 21st September 2019


Major surveillance Issues

  • Campylobacteriosis. 1006 cases were notified in July 2002. This total is higher than the average for July, which is typically a month with low campylobacteriosis incidence. The incidence rate of campylobacteriosis was highest in Wellington Health District, both in the month of July 2002 and for the 12-month period ending 31 July 2002.
  • Cryptosporidiosis. Two outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis were reported by Wellington Health District in July. Twenty-nine Wellington cases reported swimming in one or both of two infected swimming pools.
  • Dengue fever. Thirteen cases were notified in July. Cases reported recent overseas travel to Rarotonga /Cook Islands (6 cases), Fiji (2), Tahiti (2) and the Solomon Islands (1). Since the beginning of the year, 29 of the 59 notified cases have reported travel to Rarotonga or the Cook Islands.
  • Meningococcal disease. Sixty-nine cases of meningococcal disease were reported during July 2002, of whom 47 were laboratory confirmed. This is the highest number of confirmed cases in any month this year. Two deaths were reported.
  • Pertussis. The epidemic which began in July 1999 is persisting, with 89 cases notified in July. As has been the case since April 2002, the majority of July cases were from the South Island, particularly from South Canterbury, Canterbury, and West Coast health districts.
  • VTEC/STEC. Ten cases were notified in July. Of these, three children were hospitalised for treatment of haemolytic-uraemic syndrome.

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Monthly Surveillance Report - Jul 2002

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Monthly National Totals - Jul 2002

Monthly Health District Totals - Jul 2002

Monthly Rolling Totals - Jul 2002

 

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