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/Year
Week starting
​ ​  Topics
 49/2018
2 December 2018
  • ​​Invasive meningococcal disease - three new cases reported
  • Legionellosis (Legionnaires' disease) – six new cases of Legionella longbeachae
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​ 48/2018
25 November 2018
  • HIV - Quarter 3 - 2018 report released
  • Hepatitis D – new case notified
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​ 47/2018
18 November 2018
  • Legionellosis (Legionnaires’ disease) - four new cases and cluster investigation
  • Shigellosis – increase in notifications
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW​
​​​ 46/2018
11 November 2018
  • ​​Pertussis – increase in notifications
  • Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease – quarterly surveillance data update
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​ 45/2018
4 November 2018
  • Gonorrhoea – increase in notifications
  • Legionellosis - five new cases
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
 44/2018
28 October 2018
  • Measles – one new case, elimination status maintained.
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW

 43/2018
21 October 2018

  • Invasive meningococcal disease – one new case
  • Q fever – 14 new cases, including residents of regional NSW and veterinary workers 
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​​​​​ 42/2018
14 October 2018
  • ​​​Shiga toxigenic E. coli – two new cases, one with haemolytic uraemic syndrome
  • Legionellosis – three new sporadic cases
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​​​​ 41/2018
7 October 2018
  • ​​Hepatitis D – three new cases in two weeks
  • Influenza – end of the 2018 influenza season
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​​​ 40/2018
30 September 2018
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum – increasing trend
  • Schoolies Week – check your vaccinations are up to date now!
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​ 39/2018
23 September 2018
  • ​​​Invasive meningococcal disease – three new cases including one death
  • Measles – one new case related to overseas travel
  • Q Fever – one new case in a veterinary nurse
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​ ​​​ 38/2018
16 September 2018
  • ​​Pertussis – update
  • Legionellosis – update on cluster
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​ ​​​ 37/2018
9 September 2018
  • Invasive meningococcal disease – three new cases including one death
  • Legionellosis – two new LP1 cases
  • Measles – one travel-associated case with a secondary local case
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 36/2018
2 September 2018
  • Salmonella enteritidis - outbreak linked to contaminated eggs
  • Mycobacterium chimaera – fifth NSW case confirmed
  • Candida auris – first NSW case reported
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​ 35/2018
26 August 2018
  • Measles – locally acquired case related to two overseas acquired cases
  • Invasive meningococcal disease – one fatal case
  • HIV – Quarter 2 2018 report released
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​ 34/2018
19 August 2018
  • Measles – one new case in an overseas traveller
  • Hepatitis B and C – NSW annual data report for 2017 released
  • Legionellosis – three travel-related cases
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​ 33/2018
12 August 2018
  • Viral gastroenteritis – 21 outbreaks reported in institutions
  • Leptospirosis – Mid North Coast outbreak investigation update
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​ 32/2018
5 August 2018
  • Shigellosis – 21 new cases, new case definition
  • Leptospirosis – outbreak investigation update
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
31/2018
29 July 2018
  • Invasive meningococcal disease – one new case and new media campaign
  • Diphtheria – one new case
  • Leptospirosis – outbreak investigation update
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​ 30/2018
22 July 2018
  • ​​Viral gastroenteritis - increased emergency department presentations
  • Hepatitis C - raising awareness of hepatitis C treatment
  • Leptospirosis - one new case
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
 29/2018
15 July 2018
  • Invasive ​pneumococcal disease​​​ - surveillance update
  • Leptospirosis - six new cases
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW

 28/2018
8 July 2018

  • Invasive ​meningococcal disease​​​ - two new cases
  • Leptospirosis - five new cases
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW

 27/2018
1 July 2018

  • Leptospirosis - one new case
  • Legionellosis - two new cases
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW

 26/2018
24 June 2018

  • Leptospirosis - three new cases
  • Changes to the National Immunisation Program
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 25/2018
17 June 2018

 

  • ​Listeriosis - one new case
  • Shigellosis - four new cases
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW

​ 24/2018
10 June 2018

  • ​Hepatitis A - three new cases
  • Acute rheumatic fever - one new case
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​​​​​​ 23/2018
3 June 2018
  • HIV – Data report - Quarter 1 2018
  • Legionellosis – two new cases reported
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​​​​​ 22/2018
27 May 2018
  • Q​ fever – five cases reported ​​​​​
  • Measles – one new case in a family contact
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​​​​ 21/2018
20 May 2018
  • ​​​​Measles – one new case
  • Invasive meningococcal disease – one new case resulting in death
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​​​ 20/2018
13 May 2018
  • ​​​Gonorrhoea – increasing notifications
  • Invasive meningococcal disease – one new case reported
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​ 19/2018
6 May 2018
  • ​​Hepatitis A – four new cases reported 
  • Hepatitis D – one new case reported
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​​​ 18/2018
29 April 2018
  • Ross River virus – 21 new notifications
  • Pertussis – update
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​ 17/2018
22 April 2018
  • Invasive meningococcal disease – three new cases 
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​ 16/2018
15 April 2018
  • Enterovirus 71 – increase in EV71-viral meningitis in Illawarra Shoalhaven
  • Hepatitis A – two new cases reported
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in  NSW
​​ 15/2018
8 April 2018
  • Legionellosis – five new cases and a cluster investigation in the Macquarie Fields area
  • Gonorrhoea – two multi-drug resistant cases detected in Australia
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in  NSW
​ 14/2018
1 April 2018
  • ​Measles - one new case in a returned traveller
  • Hepatitis A - two new cases
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in  NSW
13/2018
25 March 2018

 

  • Q fever – one new case
  • Invasive meningococcal disease – three new cases 
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
12/2018
18 March 2018
  • Measles – one new case in an infant too young for routine vaccination 
  • Hepatitis A - Four cases this week
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 11/2018
11 March 2018
  • Measles – one new case and potential NSW exposures to a Victorian case 
  • Tuberculosis - World Tuberculosis Day is on March 24
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​​​​ 10/2018
4 March 2018
  • STEC infection and haemolytic uremic syndrome – one new case, and potential NSW exposures to a Victorian case
  • NSW STI Strategy 2016-2020: January to June 2017 – data update 
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​​​​ 09/2018
25 February 2018
  • Legionellosis – three new cases
  • HIV – early stage infections decreasing
  • Listeriosis – one new case
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​​​ 08/2018
18 February 2018
  • Listeriosis – one new case and outbreak investigation
  • Invasive meningococcal disease – two new cases
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​​ 07/2018
11 February 2018
  • Hepatitis A – three new cases
  • Hepatitis C – one case of re-infection
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​​ 06/2018
4 February 2018
  • Listeriosis – three new cases
  • Legionellosis – four new cases
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 05/2018
28 January 2018
  • ​Diphtheria – new toxigenic, cutaneous case
  • Typhoid and paratyphoid fever – outbreak of mumps amongst a rugby league team
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​ 04/2018
21 January 2018 
  • ​Gonorrhoea – high number of notifications
  • Mumps – 4 new cases
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
 03/​2018​
14 January 2018
  • Hepatitis A – four new cases
  • Cryptosporidiosis – increased notifications
  • Influenza – increase in inter-seasonal activity
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
​​ 0​2/​2018​
7 January 2018
  • Invasive meningococcal disease – two new cases
  • Listeriosis – two new cases
  • Dengue – ten new cases from Samoa
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW
 0​1/​2018​
31 December 2017
  • Shiga toxigenic Escherichia coli – two new cases
  • Hepatitis A – two new cases
  • Summary of notifiable conditions activity in NSW

Past communicable diseases weekly reports

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File Size: 287 kb
Type: Report
Date of Publication: 14 December 2018
SHPN: (HP NSW) 180001