Friday 28th January 2022

The Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR) under contract with the Ministry of Health (MoH) contributes to the national public health surveillance effort.

This website provides access to selected New Zealand public health surveillance data and information.

We welcome the use of this surveillance data with the following acknowledgement, New Zealand surveillance data provided by ESR, funded by the Ministry of Health with the cooperation of the diagnostic laboratories.

Ministry of Health support enables ESR to provide some specific additional work, prioritised on the basis of national benefit and we are happy to collaborate with funded projects to mine the surveillance data.

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Public Health Surveillance

ESR coordinates and collates information for several national surveillance systems. More

Surveillance Reports

Surveillance reports are available for notifiable diseases, influenza, sexually transmitted infections and chemical injuries.

Antimicrobial Resistance

The Antibiotic Reference Laboratory at ESR is responsible for the national surveillance of antimicrobial resistance among human pathogens. More

Virological Surveillance

ESR public health virology laboratory collates, analyses and reports all year round laboratory-based virological surveillance. More

Enteric Reference Laboratory

The Enteric Reference Laboratory is responsible for the confirmation of isolates of the following notifiable diseases Salmonellae, Shigellae, Vibrio cholerae O1 and VTEC. More

Environmental Health Indicators

The Environmental Health Indicators (EHIs) project was commissioned by the Ministry of Health to develop a functional core set of environmental health indicators for New Zealand. More


Case report forms and instructions for notifiable diseases in EpiSurv, New Zealand's primary notifiable disease database. More


A national messaging system for Direct Laboratory Notification of notifiable disease.



Monthly Notifiable Disease Surveillance Report - Nov 2021

Monthly Notifiable Disease Surveillance Report - Oct 2021

Monthly Notifiable Disease Surveillance Report - Sep 2021

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in New Zealand, 2017-2019

Antimicrobial Resistance

Enterobacterales and P. aeruginosa with acquired carbapenemases, line listing for 2021 as at 31 December

Vancomycin-resistant enterococci, 2020

Antimicrobial susceptibility of invasive N. meningitidis , 2020

Antimicrobial susceptibility of invasive H. influenzae, 2019


Influenza surveillance in New Zealand 2021

Influenza Vaccine Recommendations 2022

Influenza Vaccine Recommendations 2021

Influenza surveillance in New Zealand 2020

Enteric Reference Laboratory

Non-Human Salmonella Isolates, 2021 No. 10, October

Human Salmonella isolates, 2021 No.11, November

Non-Human Salmonella Isolates, 2021 No. 09, September

Human Salmonella isolates, 2021 No.10, October

Ph: +64 4 914 0700 Fax: +64 4 914 0770 Email: survqueries@esr.cri.nz