Communicable Diseases Surveillance - Tables - NNDSS

This report published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence Volume 27, No 1, March 2003 contains an analysis and tables of monthly notifiable diseases and laboratory data, and quarterly surveillance reports.

Page last updated: 08 April 2003

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A summary of diseases currently being reported by each jurisdiction is provided in Table 1. There were 21,494 notifications to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) with a notification date between 1 October and 31 December 2002 (Table 2). The notification rate of diseases per 100,000 population for each State or Territory is presented in Table 3.

Table 1. Reporting of notifiable diseases by jurisdiction (4th quarter 2002)

Diseases
Data received from:*
Bloodborne diseases
Hepatitis B (incident) All jurisdictions
Hepatitis B (unspecified) All jurisdictions except NT
Hepatitis C (incident) All jurisdictions except Qld and NT
Hepatitis C (unspecified) All jurisdictions
Hepatitis D All jurisdictions
Hepatitis (NEC) All jurisdictions
Gastrointestinal diseases
Botulism All jurisdictions
Campylobacteriosis All jurisdictions except NSW
Cryptosporidiosis All jurisdictions
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome All jurisdictions
Hepatitis A All jurisdictions
Hepatitis E All jurisdictions
Listeriosis All jurisdictions
Salmonellosis All jurisdictions
Shigellosis All jurisdictions
SLTEC, VTEC All jurisdictions
Typhoid All jurisdictions
Quarantinable diseases
Cholera All jurisdictions
Plague All jurisdictions
Rabies All jurisdictions
Viral haemorrhagic fever All jurisdictions
Yellow fever All jurisdictions
Sexually transmissible diseases
Chlamydial infection All jurisdictions
Donovanosis All jurisdictions except SA
Gonococcal infection All jurisdictions
Syphilis All jurisdictions
Vaccine preventable diseases
Diphtheria All jurisdictions
Haemophilus influenzae type b All jurisdictions
Laboratory-confirmed influenza All jurisdictions
Measles All jurisdictions
Mumps All jurisdictions
Pertussis All jurisdictions
Pneumococcal disease - invasive All jurisdictions
Poliomyelitis All jurisdictions
Rubella All jurisdictions
Tetanus All jurisdictions
Vectorborne diseases
Arbovirus infection NEC All jurisdictions
Barmah Forest virus infection All jurisdictions
Dengue All jurisdictions
Japanese encephalitis All jurisdictions
Kunjin All jurisdictions except ACT
Malaria All jurisdictions
Murray Valley encephalitis All jurisdictions except ACT
Ross River virus infection All jurisdictions
Zoonoses
Anthrax All jurisdictions except SA
Australian Bat lyssavirus All jurisdictions
Brucellosis All jurisdictions
Leptospirosis All jurisdictions
Lyssaviruses (unspecified) All jurisdictions
Ornithosis All jurisdictions
Q fever All jurisdictions
Other bacterial infections
Legionellosis All jurisdictions
Leprosy All jurisdictions
Invasive meningococcal infection All jurisdictions
Tuberculosis All jurisdictions

* Jurisdictions not yet reporting on diseases either because legislation has not yet made some diseases notifiable in that jurisdiction or data are not yet being reported to the Commonwealth
† In the Australian Capital Territory, infections with Murray Valley encephalitis virus and Kunjin are combined under Murray Valley encephalitis.


Top of pageTable 2. Notifications of diseases received by State and Territory health authorities in the period 1 October to 31 December 2002, by date of notification*

Diseases
ACT NSW NT Qld SA Tas Vic WA Total 4th quarter 20021 Total 3rd quarter 20021 Total 4th quarter 20011 Last 5 years mean 4th quarter Year to date 2002 Last 5 years YTD mean Ratio
Bloodborne diseases
Hepatitis B (incident)
0
13
8
9
1
6
24
8
69
60
88
77
230
331
0.9
Hepatitis B (unspecified)
18
782
NN
202
48
12
404
102
1,568
1,903
1,902
1,766
7,288
7,283
0.9
Hepatitis C (incident)
1
14
NN
NN
8
2
23
33
81
71
144
106
328
388
0.8
Hepatitis C (unspecified)
53
1,493
62
658
107
88
896
315
3,672
4,297
4,344
4,456
16,737
18,533
0.8
Hepatitis D
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
7
4
7
18
19
0.3
Hepatitis (NEC)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
Gastrointestinal diseases
Botulism
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0.0
Campylobacterosis2
98
NN
44
1,155
748
200
1,488
650
4,383
3,386
4,745
3,971
14,089
13,514
1.1
Cryptosporidiosis
4
43
52
56
10
16
57
55
293
241
442
N/A
3,235
N/A
N/A
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
1
5
10
12
0.4
Hepatitis A
0
32
9
11
4
2
8
7
73
82
151
330
375
1,688
0.2
Hepatitis E
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
4
1
1
12
8
1.0
Listeriosis
0
5
0
4
1
1
1
4
16
11
16
15
57
64
1.1
Salmonellosis
27
529
67
597
121
49
256
176
1,822
1,171
1,761
1,706
7,744
7,006
1.1
Shigellosis
0
17
28
27
0
1
7
29
109
108
113
140
490
599
0.8
SLTEC, VTEC3
0
0
0
2
8
0
2
0
12
14
13
10
51
36
1.2
Typhoid
0
8
0
1
2
0
1
1
13
15
17
16
70
69
0.8
Quarantinable diseases
Cholera
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
2
3
0
0
6
3
0.0
Plague
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
Rabies
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
Viral haemorrhagic fever
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
Yellow fever
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
Sexually transmissible diseases
Chlamydial infection
93
1,274
436
1,618
389
121
§
771
4,702
5,094
4,895
3,666
21,469
14,374
1.3
Donovanosis
0
0
1
2
NN
0
§
0
3
4
10
8
20
34
0.4
Gonococcal infection4
7
300
346
238
39
6
§
330
1,266
1,402
1,421
1,305
5,879
5,539
1.0
Syphilis5
0
195
102
22
1
10
§
18
348
459
344
394
1,624
1,623
0.9
Vaccine preventable diseases
Diphtheria
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
Haemophilus influenzae type b
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
2
5
3
3
8
30
36
0.6
Laboratory-confirmed influenza
0
79
10
58
13
0
11
29
200
2,681
191
N/A
3,774
N/A
N/A
Measles
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
13
36
99
17
322
0.0
Mumps
0
6
0
2
1
0
1
2
12
20
14
33
66
177
0.4
Pertussis
13
401
1
520
51
14
218
37
1,255
1,155
3,320
2,515
5,358
7,258
0.5
Pneumococcal disease-invasive
11
187
15
94
44
11
104
44
510
890
419
N/A
2,257
N/A
N/A
Poliomyelitis
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
Rubella6
0
12
0
49
3
0
0
1
65
80
77
154
236
620
0.4
Tetanus
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2
2
5
0.0
Vectorborne diseases
Arbovirus infection NEC
0
4
0
1
0
0
7
0
12
3
2
9
21
51
1.3
Barmah Forest virus infection
0
45
1
85
0
0
0
7
138
106
160
136
901
728
1.0
Dengue
0
10
2
10
0
0
0
2
24
38
27
70
215
256
0.3
Japanese encephalitis
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
0
1
N/A
Kunjin virus infection
-
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
0
3
N/A
Malaria
4
12
6
59
1
4
18
4
108
83
139
147
463
762
0.7
Murray Valley encephalitis
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
2
4
N/A
Ross River virus infection
0
16
9
54
0
0
0
25
104
98
181
492
1,438
4,319
0.2
Zoonoses
Anthrax
0
0
0
0
NN
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
0
N/A
N/A
Australian bat lyssavirus
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
0
N/A
N/A
Brucellosis
0
0
0
11
0
0
0
0
11
8
4
12
40
36
0.9
Leptospirosis
0
10
1
2
0
1
3
1
18
16
44
55
146
226
0.3
Lyssavirus (unspecified)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
0
N/A
N/A
Ornithosis
0
10
0
0
0
0
5
2
17
89
41
29
193
85
0.6
Q fever
0
92
0
63
6
0
2
4
167
179
165
145
738
578
1.2
Other bacterial infections
Legionellosis
1
5
0
0
16
0
23
20
65
69
85
73
268
290
0.9
Leprosy
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
2
3
6
0.0
Invasive meningococcal infection
1
45
2
22
3
5
61
15
154
238
151
141
666
573
1.1
Tuberculosis
3
73
10
17
8
3
63
14
191
235
249
267
961
1,031
0.7
Total
334
5,715
1,214
5,650
1,635
553
3,685
2,708
21,494
24,338
25,725
22,369
97,527
88,493
1.0

1. Totals comprise data from all States and Territories. Cumulative figures are subject to retrospective revision so there may be discrepancies between the number of new notifications and the increment in the cumulative figure from the previous period.
2. Not reported for New South Wales because it is only notifiable as 'foodborne disease' or 'gastroenteritis in an institution'.
3. Infections with Shiga-like toxin (verotoxin) producing E. coli (SLTEC/VTEC).
4. Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia: includes gonococcal neonatal ophthalmia.
5. Includes congenital syphilis.
6. Includes congenital rubella.
* Date of notification = a composite of three dates: (i) the true onset date from a clinician, if available, (ii) the date the laboratory test was ordered, or (iii) the date reported to the public health authority.
† The number of notifications received from Victoria this quarter were fewer than expected due to technical difficulties in data transmission.
‡ Ratio = ratio of current quarter total to mean of the same reporting period over the last 5 years calculated as described above.
The number of notifications received from Victoria were not reported due to difficulties in data transmission.
NA Not calculated as only notifiable for under 5 years.
NN Not notifiable
NEC Not elsewhere classified.
- Elsewhere classified.


This article was published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence Volume 27, No 1, March 2003.

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