Monthly Surveillance Report - Mar 2003

Monday 23rd September 2019


Major Surveillance Issues

  • Campylobacteriosis: There were fewer notifications of Campylobacteriosis in March 2003 (1189) than in January (1784) or February (1266). This March had the highest number of notifications compared to the same month in the last nine years.
  • Cryptosporidiosis: 52 cases of cryptosporidiosis were notified in March 2003, more than the 24 cases reported in March 2002. Most cases were seen in Wellington (33) and Hutt (6) Health Districts.
  • Dengue fever: 7 dengue fever notifications were received in March. Of these, six cases reported recent travel to Fiji.
  • Lead absorption: 24 lead absorption notifications were received in March, compared to seven the same time last year.
  • Meningococcal disease: 27 cases were reported in March 2003, fewer cases than the 38 reported in February 2003.
  • Pertussis: 33 cases were notified during March 2003, and one death was reported. This is the fewest monthly notifications since the epidemic in 2000 and 2001.
  • Salmonellosis: 147 notifications were received in March 2003. Southland experienced the highest monthly incidence rate of 8.3 cases per 100 000 - over twice the national crude incidence rate of 3.9 per 100 000.

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Monthly Surveillance Report - March 2003

Tables:

Monthly National Totals - Mar 2003

Monthly Health District Totals - Mar 2003

Monthly Rolling Totals - Mar 2003

 

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Monthly Surveillance Report - March 2003

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Monthly National Totals - Mar 2003

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