Monthly Surveillance Report - Aug 2002

Monday 23rd September 2019


Major Surveillance Issues

  • Campylobacteriosis. 1115 cases were notified in August 2002. This is the highest ever recorded total for the month of August.
  • Cryptosporidiosis. The upward trend in notifications has continued into August. Wellington and Waikato health district reported the greatest number, with 36 and 14 cases respectively.
  • Dengue fever. Eight cases were notified in August. Cases reported recent overseas travel to Rarotonga /Cook Islands (3 cases), Fiji (1), Samoa (1), East Timor (1) and Thailand (1). Since the beginning of the year, 33 of the 60 notified cases have reported travel to Rarotonga or the Cook Islands.
  • Meningococcal disease. Sixty-seven cases of meningococcal disease were reported during August 2002, of whom 43 were laboratory confirmed. This brings the year-to-date total to 371 cases, including eleven fatalities. One death was reported in August.
  • Pertussis. There has been a resurgence in pertussis in August, particularly in the South Island, with Canterbury and South Canterbury health districts reporting over half (60.9%) the 115 cases.

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Monthly Surveillance Report - Aug 2002

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Monthly National Totals - Aug 2002

Monthly Health District Totals - Aug 2002

Monthly Rolling Totals - Aug 2002

 

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Monthly National Totals - Aug 2002

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