Monthly Surveillance Report - Apr 2003

Friday 20th September 2019


Major Surveillance Issues

  • Acute rheumatic fever: Nineteen cases of acute rheumatic fever were notified in April 2003, compared to just one case during the same month last year. Over half the cases (10 cases) were reported from South Auckland Health District.
  • Cryptosporidiosis: 46 cases of cryptosporidiosis were notified in April 2003. Of these, 32 were reported from Wellington Health District. One outbreak, linked to an infected Wellington swimming pool, is ongoing.
  • Dengue fever: 10 laboratory-confirmed cases of dengue fever were notified in April 2003. The most frequently implicated overseas destination was Fiji (6 cases), followed by Thailand (2 cases), and Tonga (1 case).
  • Haemophilus Influenzae type b disease (Hib): Two laboratory confirmed cases of Hib in infants have been notified this year to date. Both cases received at least one dose of vaccine. One case died.
  • Meningococcal disease: 31 cases were reported in April 2003, bringing the year-to-date total to 131 cases. Monthly incidence rates in April were highest in Rotorua Health District.
  • Salmonellosis: 134 cases of Salmonella notified in April 2003. Waikato Health District experienced rates over twice the national average, led by a sharp rise in cases of S. Infantis.
  • VTEC/STEC: 19 cases of VTEC/STEC infection were notified during April 2003. This was the highest monthly notification total ever recorded.

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Monthly Surveillance Report - Apr 2003

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Monthly National Totals - Apr 2003

Monthly Health District Totals - Apr 2003

Monthly Rolling Totals - Apr 2003

 

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