Communicable Diseases Surveillance - Tables - NNDSS part 2

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.

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Table 3. Notification rates of diseases by State or Territory, 1 October to 31 December 2002. (Rate per 100,000 population)

Disease1
State or Territory Aust
ACT NSW NT Qld SA Tas Vic WA
Bloodborne diseases
Hepatitis B (incident)
0.0
0.2
4.0
0.2
0.1
1.3
0.5
0.4
0.4
Hepatitis B (unspecified)
5.6
11.7
NN
5.4
3.2
2.5
8.3
5.3
8.0
Hepatitis C (incident)
0.3
0.2
NN
NN
0.5
0.4
0.5
1.7
0.4
Hepatitis C (unspecified)
16.4
22.4
31.0
17.7
7.0
18.6
18.3
16.3
18.6
Hepatitis D
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Hepatitis (NEC)
0.0
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
0.0
0.0
0.0
Campylobacterosis2
30.3
NN
22.0
31.1
49.1
42.2
30.5
33.7
22.2
Cryptosporidiosis
1.2
0.6
26.0
1.5
0.7
3.4
1.2
2.9
1.5
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome
0.0
0.0
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Hepatitis A
0.0
0.5
4.5
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.2
0.4
0.4
Hepatitis E
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
Listeriosis
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.2
0.1
Salmonellosis
8.3
7.9
33.5
16.1
7.9
10.3
5.2
9.1
9.2
Shigellosis
0.0
0.3
14.0
0.7
0.0
0.2
0.1
1.5
0.6
SLTEC,VTEC3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
Typhoid
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.1
Quarantinable diseases
Cholera
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Plague
0.0
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
0.0
Viral haemorrhagic fever
0.0
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
0.0
Sexually transmissible diseases
Chlamydial infection
28.7
19.1
217.9
43.6
25.6
25.5
§
40.0
23.9
Donovanosis
0.0
0.0
0.5
0.1
NN
0.0
§
0.0
0.0
Gonococcal infection4
2.2
4.5
172.9
6.4
2.6
1.3
§
17.1
6.4
Syphilis5
0.0
2.9
51.0
0.6
0.1
2.1
§
0.9
1.8
Vaccine preventable diseases
Diphtheria
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Haemophilus influenzae type b
0.0
0.0
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
Laboratory-confirmed influenza
0.0
1.2
5.0
1.6
0.9
0.0
0.2
1.5
1.0
Measles
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Mumps
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.1
Pertussis
4.0
6.0
0.5
14.0
3.4
3.0
4.5
1.9
6.4
Pneumococcal disease - invasive
3.4
2.8
7.5
2.5
2.9
2.3
2.1
2.3
2.6
Poliomyelitis
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Rubella6
0.0
0.2
0.0
1.3
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.3
Tetanus
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Vectorborne diseases
Arbovirus infection NEC
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.1
Barmah Forest virus infection
0.0
0.7
0.5
2.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.4
0.7
Dengue
0.0
0.2
1.0
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.1
Japanese encephalitis
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Kunjin virus infection
-
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Malaria
1.2
0.2
3.0
1.6
0.1
0.8
0.4
0.2
0.5
Murray Valley encephalitis
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Ross River virus infection
0.0
0.2
4.5
1.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
1.3
0.5
Zoonoses
Anthrax
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
NN
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Australian bat lyssavirus
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Brucellosis
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
Leptospirosis
0.0
0.2
0.5
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.1
0.1
0.1
Lyssavirus (unspecified)
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Ornithosis
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.1
Q fever
0.0
1.4
0.0
1.7
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.8
Other bacterial infections
Legionellosis
0.3
0.1
0.0
0.0
1.1
0.0
0.5
1.0
0.3
Leprosy
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Invasive meningococcal infection
0.3
0.7
1.0
0.6
0.2
1.1
1.2
0.8
0.8
Tuberculosis
0.9
1.1
5.0
0.5
0.5
0.6
1.3
0.7
1.0

1. Rates are subject to retrospective revision.
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.
The notifications rates for Victoria this quarter were not reported due to technical difficulties in data transmission.
NN Not notifiable
NEC Not elsewhere classified.
- Elsewhere classified.


The NNDSS is conducted under the auspices of the Communicable Diseases Network Australia. The system provides the national surveillance of more than 50 communicable diseases or disease groups endorsed by the Communicable Diseases Network Australia and the National Public Health Partnership. Notifications of these diseases are made to State and Territory health authorities under the provisions of their respective public health legislation. De-identified core unit data are supplied fortnightly for collation, analysis and dissemination. For further information, see Commun Dis Intell 2002;26:57.


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

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