Monthly Surveillance Report - Jan 2003

Thursday 19th September 2019


Major Surveillance Issues

  • Brucellosis: One case of brucellosis, due to recurrence of an earlier infection, was notified in January 2003.
  • Campylobacteriosis: 1783 cases of campylobacteriosis were notified in January - the highest monthly total recorded in the past 9 years. Elevated rates of disease were experienced by Wellington, Taupo, Tauranga, Hutt and Rotorua health districts.
  • Cholera: One laboratory-confirmed case of cholera was notified, following recent travel to Thailand.
  • Dengue fever: 8 dengue fever notifications were received in January. Seven cases were linked to overseas travel - Fiji (4 cases), Thailand (2 cases) and India (1 case).
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b disease: two cases of Haemophilus influenzae type b disease were notified in January. One case was an infant who had received the first dose of vaccine.
  • Leptospirosis: 16 cases of leptospirosis were notified in January, eight of whom worked in the meat processing industry.
  • Meningococcal disease: 34 cases were reported in January 2003, compared to 29 cases during December 2002.
  • Pertussis: 65 cases were notified during January, of whom 23 were from Nelson-Marlborough Health District.
  • Ross River virus: During January one laboratory-confirmed case of Ross River virus was notified in a visitor to New Zealand from Australia.
  • Salmonellosis: 158 notifications were received in January 2003 - the highest monthly total since March 2002.

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Monthly Surveillance Report - Jan 2003

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Monthly National Totals - Jan 2003

Monthly Health District Totals - Jan 2003

Monthly Rolling Totals - Jan 2003

 

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