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Communicable Diseases Surveillance Highlights
Figures 2 and 3 published in the Communicable Diseases Surveillance Highlights in the last issue of CDI (Commun Dis Intell 2007;31:320) were incorrect. The correct figures are published below. CDI apologies for this error.
Figure 2. Notification rates of incident hepatitis B and hepatitis B (unspecified), Australia, 1995 to 2007* by year†
* Annualised rate to 30 June 2007.
† Year of diagnosis for incident hepatitis B; year of notification for unspecified hepatitis B
Figure 3. Notifications of pertussis, Australia, 1 January 2005 to 30 June 2007, by week of onset
Australia's notifiable disease status, 2005
The report Australia's notifiable disease status, 2005:annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System published in March 2007 (Commun Dis Intell 2007;31:69) contained an error in the table at Appendix 3. Completeness of National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System data received.
While Western Australia aim for 100% completeness of data on indigenous status, the correct figure for 2005 was actually 70%.
Bordetella pertussis PCR positivity, following onset of illness in children under 5 years of age
The article on Bordetella pertussis published in the March 2007 issue of CDI (Palmer CM, McCall B, Jarvinen K, Nissen MD. Bordetella pertussis PCR positivity, following onset of illness in children under 5 years of age. Commun Dis Intell 2007;31:202–205) contained an error.
There was an inconsistency in the figure heading and the X axis title for Figure 4. The corrected figure is reproduced below.
Figure 4. Polymerase chain reaction positive results by time (days) since cough onset (<5 years age) n=74
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