Communicable Diseases Surveillance - Tables: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System notifications

The National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System collates data from Australian states and territories. Data are published on the Department of Health and Ageing's website and quarterly data are published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence. This page contains the notifications for the period 1 July to 30 September 2010.

Page last updated: 24 December 2010

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Table 2: Notifications of diseases received by state and territory health authorities, 1 July to 30 September 2010, by date of diagnosis*

Disease
State or territory Total 3rd quarter 2010 Total 2nd quarter 2010 Total 3rd quarter 2009 Last 5 years mean 3rd quarter Ratio Year to date 2010 Last 5 years YTD mean
ACT NSW NT Qld SA Tas Vic WA
Bloodborne diseases
Hepatitis (NEC)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0
0
0.2
Hepatitis B (newly acquired)
1
11
1
16
2
2
15
8
56
57
59
65.0
0.9
187
202.6
Hepatitis B (unspecified)
36
760
35
278
75
11
403
196
1,794
1,856
1,773
1,706.8
1.1
5,587
4,969.4
Hepatitis C (newly acquired)
2
14
0
NN
8
1
22
17
64
94
99
98.6
0.6
254
294.6
Hepatitis C (unspecified)
61
1,107
48
690
82
75
638
241
2,942
3,079
2,697
2,920.4
1.0
8,991
8,736.6
Hepatitis D
0
3
0
7
0
0
3
0
13
7
5
9.6
1.4
24
28.2
Gastrointestinal diseases
Botulism
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.2
0.0
0
1.0
Campylobacteriosis§
111
NN
36
1,217
447
146
1,126
545
3,628
3,382
3,837
3,695.2
1.0
11,204
11,619.0
Cryptosporidiosis
2
63
9
50
3
15
80
20
242
411
258
296.0
0.8
1,166
2,601.6
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome
0
1
0
1
0
0
1
0
3
1
0
2.4
1.3
7
11.8
Hepatitis A
0
16
1
7
1
3
29
3
60
48
87
66.0
0.9
210
232.6
Hepatitis E
0
4
0
2
0
0
2
0
8
11
8
6.0
1.3
30
25.6
Listeriosis
0
0
0
2
0
0
5
0
7
13
22
14.6
0.5
54
49.2
STEC, VTEC||
0
4
0
4
5
0
3
2
18
11
23
16.6
1.1
62
69.0
Salmonellosis
25
570
107
398
171
37
449
265
2,022
2,936
1,500
1,375.6
1.5
8,991
6,550.8
Shigellosis
0
29
10
24
19
0
24
23
129
125
121
147.4
0.9
417
511.6
Typhoid
1
4
0
3
2
0
6
2
18
30
25
18.0
1.0
78
67.6
Quarantinable diseases
Cholera
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
0
1
0.2
15.0
3
1.8
Highly pathogenic avian influenza in humans
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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
Severe acute respiratory syndrome
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0
0
0.0
Smallpox
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 infections
Chlamydial infection,**
276
4,436
782
4,656
891
483
1,184
2,455
15,163
19,093
15,096
12,827.2
1.2
53,003
39,556.4
Donovanosis
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1.0
1.0
1
4.2
Gonococcal infection**
10
556
557
486
63
3
415
357
2,447
2,610
1,696
1,803.0
1.4
7,401
6,107.8
Syphilis < 2 years duration**
2
61
7
41
7
0
40
16
174
273
346
282.6
0.6
746
846.4
Syphilis > 2 years or unspecified duration**
8
38
22
33
-
3
180
16
300
314
356
351.2
0.9
926
1,011.8
Syphilis - congenital**
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
1.0
1.0
3
7.0
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
4
0
3
0
0
1
0
8
6
2
5.2
1.5
17
15.2
Influenza (laboratory confirmed)
65
0
216
1,449
2,809
50
1,344
967
6,900
604
34,836
11,060.6
0.6
7,830
14,259.0
Measles
1
17
1
6
0
0
5
0
30
15
8
4.0
7.5
59
58.6
Mumps
0
6
0
5
1
0
4
1
17
24
34
81.4
0.2
59
220.8
Pertussis
113
1,849
92
2,306
1,861
59
1,511
478
8,269
5,248
6,516
3,813.6
2.2
19,054
10,007.6
Pneumococcal disease (invasive)
8
182
14
102
45
17
154
88
610
423
635
612.0
1.0
1,238
1,239.4
Poliomyelitis
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.3
0.0
0
0.3
Rubella
0
2
0
2
0
0
9
0
13
12
7
11.4
1.1
40
30.8
Rubella - congenital
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.2
0.0
0
0.6
Tetanus
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.4
0.0
1
2.2
Varicella zoster (chickenpox)
1
NN
25
153
83
5
61
154
482
319
452
478.5
1.0
1,073
1,080.8
Varicella zoster (shingles)
6
NN
27
28
244
44
94
150
593
680
636
450.8
1.3
2,045
1,373.3
Varicella zoster (unspecified)
24
NN
0
986
109
18
487
235
1,859
1,685
1,586
1,199.8
1.5
5,300
3,467.3
Vectorborne diseases
Arbovirus infection (NEC)
0
0
0
8
0
0
3
0
11
1
4
4.6
2.4
15
22.2
Barmah Forest virus infection
0
32
7
157
5
1
4
13
219
382
270
310.2
0.7
1,052
1,398.0
Dengue virus infection
2
42
6
78
5
1
23
130
287
255
91
65.6
4.4
699
442.6
Japanese encephalitis virus infection
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.2
0.0
0
0.2
Kunjin virus infection
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0.2
0.0
2
1.4
Malaria
1
46
1
22
3
0
23
10
106
97
149
156.6
0.7
303
511.2
Murray Valley encephalitis virus infection
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0
0
1.8
Ross River virus infection
0
69
73
271
47
1
34
57
552
1,908
832
591.6
0.9
4,067
3,699.2
Zoonoses
Anthrax
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0
1
0.4
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
6
1
0
0
0
7
3
6
10.2
0.7
16
29.4
Leptospirosis
0
3
0
15
0
0
2
1
21
43
16
17.2
1.2
85
107.4
Lyssavirus (NEC)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0
0
0.0
Ornithosis
0
1
0
0
0
0
3
0
4
8
18
29.2
0.1
23
92.0
Q fever
0
21
0
23
2
0
4
2
52
94
66
92.4
0.6
217
286.8
Tularaemia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0.0
0
0.0
Other bacterial infections
Legionellosis
2
16
2
9
5
1
13
14
62
84
74
68.8
0.9
205
229.6
Leprosy
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
2
1
1.8
1.1
6
7.0
Meningococcal infection††
1
25
2
14
7
1
13
9
72
58
86
115.0
0.6
173
236.8
Tuberculosis
5
69
5
83
9
4
106
33
314
299
349
303.4
1.0
908
839.2
Total
764
10,063
2,086
13,643
7,012
981
8,524
6,510
49,583
46,603
74,684
143,833

* Date of diagnosis = true onset date, or where not available, the earliest of (i) specimen date, (ii) notification date, or (iii) notification receive date. Hepatitis B and C unspecified were analysed by the notification receive date.

† 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.

‡ Ratio = ratio of current quarter total to the mean of last 5 years for the same quarter. Note: Ratios for varicella zoster (chickenpox), varicella zoster (shingles) and varicella zoster (unspecified) are based on 3 years of data.

§ Not reported for New South Wales where it is only notifiable as ‘foodborne disease’ or ‘gastroenteritis in an institution’.

|| Infections with Shiga-like toxin (verotoxin) producing Escherichia coli (STEC/VTEC).

¶ Includes Chlamydia trachomatis identified from cervical, rectal, urine, urethral, throat and eye samples, except for South Australia, which reports only genital tract specimens. The Northern Territory and Western Australia, exclude ocular infections.

** In the national case definitions for chlamydial, gonococcal and syphilis infections the mode of transmission cannot be inferred from the site of infection. Transmission (especially in children) may be by a non-sexual mode (e.g. perinatal infections, epidemic gonococcal conjunctivitis).

†† Only invasive meningococcal disease is nationally notifiable. However, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and South Australia also report conjunctival cases.

NN Not notifiable.

NEC Not elsewhere classified.

NDP No data provided.

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