Monthly Surveillance Report - Feb 2003

Thursday 19th September 2019


Major Surveillance Issues

  • Campylobacteriosis: Notifications dropped from a peak of 1788 cases in January 2003 to 1241 cases in February 2003. Rates nevertheless remain higher than usual for this time of year.
  • Cryptosporidiosis: 60 notifications were received in February. Of these, 30 were reported from Wellington Health District and 12 from Otago Health District. One outbreak, linked to an infected Wellington swimming pool, is ongoing.
  • Dengue fever: 6 dengue fever notifications were received in February. Of these, five cases reported recent travel to Fiji.
  • Meningococcal disease: 38 cases were reported in February 2003, compared to just 25 cases during the same month last year.
  • Pertussis: 48 cases were notified during February 2003. Monthly notification rates, although still higher than normal during an inter-epidemic period, are currently at their lowest level since the last epidemic.
  • Salmonellosis: 166 notifications were received in February 2003. Canterbury Health District experienced rates over twice the national rate.
  • Typhoid: 6 cases were notified during February, of whom five were laboratory confirmed. One case recorded travel to Samoa, another recorded travel to India.

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