Summary

These reports provide a weekly summary of communicable diseases notifications, investigations and issues in NSW.

These reports include a summary of notifiable infections for the week as reported to NSW public health units by medical practitioners, hospitals and pathology laboratories.

Week/Date starting  ​ ​  Topics
​​  45/2017 
 5 November
  • ​Legionellosis  – four cases reported
  • Hepatitis A – two cases reported
  • Hepatitis C – one newly acquired case reported
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
44/2017 
29 October
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b – infant death
  • Dengue – five cases reported
  • Hepatitis A – five cases reported
  • Sum​mary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
43/2017 
22 October
  • Invasive meningococcal disease – three new cases
  • Australian bat lyssavirus – a public warning regarding contact with bats 
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
42/2017 
15 October
  • Legionellosis – two new linked cases reported
  • Hepatitis A – one new case and update on Sydney outbreak
  • Sum​mary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW

41/2017 
8 October

  • Measles – three new cases
  • ​Invasive meningococcal disease – four cases reported
  • Hepatitis A – update on Sydney outbreak
  • Sum​mary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 40/2017 
1 October
  • ​Measles – two new cases
  • Listeriosis – one new case
  • Hepatitis A – update on Sydney outbreak
  • Sum​mary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW

​​ 39/2017 
24 September

  • ​Invasive meningococcal disease – six cases reported
  • Hepatitis A – update on Sydney outbreak
  • Sum​mary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 38/2017 
17 September
  • ​Invasive pneumococcal disease – increased notifications
  • Viral gastroenteritis - outbreaks in institutions
  • Hepatitis A – update on Sydney outbreak
  • Sum​mary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 37/2017
10 September
  • Measles – one new imported case
  • Hepatitis A – three new locally-acquired cases
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 36/2017 
3 September
  • ​Invasive meningococcal disease – four notifications
  • Hepatitis C – two newly acquired cases
  • Sum​mary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 35/2017
27 August
  • Hepatitis A – two notifications
  • Influenza – continuing decline in activity
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 34/2017
20 August
  • ​Invasive meningococcal disease – three notifications
  • Viral gastroenteritis – 39 outbreaks in institutions
  • Su​mmary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 33/2017
13 August
  • HIV – NSW HIV Strategy April to June 2017 Data Report
  • NSW STI Strategy 2016-2020: January to December 2016 – data report released
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 32/2017
6 August
  • ​Invasive meningococcal disease – three notifications
  • Hepatitis A – three notifications
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 31/2017
30 July 
  • Hendra virus – post-exposure prophylaxis for human contacts of an infected horse
  • Mycobacterium chimaera – a fourth case identified in NSW
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 30/2017
23 July
  • ​Viral gastroenteritis – 32 outbreaks in institutions
  • Invasive pneumococcal disease – increased notifications in June and July
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
 ​29/2017
​16 July 
  • Dengue – seven new cases, including four linked to Sri Lanka
  • Measles – one new case in an overseas traveller
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 28/2017
9 July
  • ​Invasive meningococcal disease - three notifications, unrelated
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 27/2017
​2 July 
  • Hendra virus – risk assessment following report of an infected horse
  • Malaria – three notifications in one family, overseas acquired
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
26/2017
25 June 
  • Invasive meningococcal disease – two notifications, unrelated
  • Hepatitis E - one notification, overseas acquired
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW​
​ 25/2017
18 June
  • Hepatitis C – two newly acquired cases
  • Safe travel in the school holidays – advice on avoiding infectious diseases while travelling
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
24/2017
11 June
  • Influenza – start of winter flu season
  • Shiga toxigenic Escherichia coli – two cases
  • HIV - NSW HIV Strategy First Quarter Data Report 2017
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW​
​ 23/2017
​4 June
  • Listeriosis – two cases
  • Hepatitis A – two cases
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
22/2017
28 May
  • Shigellosis – seven cases
  • Legionellosis – four cases
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW​
​ 21/2017
​21 May
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) – death in a child
  • Legionellosis – sporadic case
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
20/2017
14 May
  • Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease – one new case of RHD
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW​
​19/2017
7 May
  • Mumps – four confirmed cases
  • Tuberculosis – precautionary screening in progress
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
18/2017
30 April
  • Invasive meningococcal disease – four new cases
  • Legionnaires’ disease (legionellosis) – five new cases
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW​
​17/2017
​23 April
  • Meningococcal ACWY vaccination program – new program in secondary schools
  • NSW Hepatitis B and C Strategies 2014-2020 – 2016 annual data report
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
16/2017
16 April
  • Measles – 2 new cases; World Immunisation Week
  • Typhoid – 2 new cases and update
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW​
 15/2017
​9 April
  • Measles - 1 new case
  • Gonorrhoea - increasing notifications trend
  • Chlamydia - increasing notifications trend
  • STI Strategy Data Report - January to June 2016 data report released
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
 14/2017
​2 April
  • ​Invasive meningococcal disease - 1 new case
  • Legionella pneumophila - 2 new cases​
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 13/2017
​26 March
  • Measles - 5 new cases
  • Ross River virus - increasing risk with heavy coastal rainfall and flooding
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
 12/2017
19 March
  • ​Measles - 3 new case​s
  • World Tuberculosis Day
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 11/2017​
​12 March
  • ​​Tetanus – one new case in an unvaccinated child 
  • Hand, foot and mouth disease – increase in emergency department presentations 
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
 10/2017
5 March
  • ​Measles - 2 new cases
  • Mycobacterium chimaera - 3rd reported case in NSW
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
09/2017
26 February
  • ​​HIV – 2016 report released
  • Legionellosis – 4 new notifications
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 08/2017
19 February
  • Invasive meningococcal disease - one death
  • Cryptosporidiosis - increased notifications
  • Updated infectious diseases data
  • Summary  of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
 07/2017​
12 February
  • Measles - one new case reported
  • Listeriosis - two cases reported involving a mother and her newborn baby
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 06/2017
​5 February
  • Influenza - increased out-of-season activity
  • Australian bat lyssavirus - increased risk of exposure to bats during heatwaves
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
 05/2017
​29 January
  • Mycobacterium chimaera - second confirmed case
  • ​​​Meningococcal disease - vaccination campaign
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
 04/2017
​22 January
  • Ross River virus - increasing cases
  • Gonorrhoea – increasing notification trend
  • Chlamydia – increasing cases in males
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​ 03/2017
​15 January
  • Psittacosis - two new notifications
  • Measles - one new case
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​  02/2017​
​8 January
  • ​​​Meningococcal disease - two new notifications
  • Measles - one new case
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
 0​1/​2017​
1 January
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) – marked increase in notifications in 2016.
  • Shiga Toxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC) infection – four sporadic cases reported, including​ one with haemolytic-uraemic syndrome (HUS). Impact of new testing method.
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW

Past communicable diseases weekly reports

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File Size: 229 kb
Type: Report
Date of Publication: 17 November 2017
SHPN: (HP NSW) 170558