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

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 notification rates for the period 1 January to 31 March 2011.

Page last updated: 22 August 2011

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Table 3: Notification rates of diseases, 1 January to 31 March 2011, by state or territory. (Annualised rate per 100,000 population)

Disease
State or territory Aust
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
0.0
Hepatitis B (newly acquired)*
1.1
0.5
3.6
1.1
0.7
1.6
1.1
0.5
0.9
Hepatitis B (unspecified)
22.8
40.4
89.3
22.4
19.7
5.7
32.8
28.0
31.5
Hepatitis C (newly acquired)*
1.1
0.8
1.8
NN
1.7
5.7
3.5
5.2
2.5
Hepatitis C (unspecified)†,‡
49.1
49.6
83.9
54.5
26.4
48.5
44.1
45.0
47.4
Hepatitis D
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
0.2
Gastrointestinal diseases
Botulism
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Campylobacteriosis
170.2
NN
80.3
125.5
124.6
174.5
144.3
114.4
132.6
Cryptosporidiosis
10.3
5.9
53.6
10.4
14.2
2.4
3.4
46.8
11.5
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome
0.0
0.1
1.8
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
Hepatitis A
1.1
1.3
0.0
0.3
0.2
0.8
1.0
0.4
0.8
Hepatitis E
1.1
0.5
0.0
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
0.3
Listeriosis
0.0
0.3
1.8
0.3
0.5
0.8
0.3
0.4
0.3
STEC,VTEC||
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.4
1.7
0.0
0.4
0.0
0.3
Salmonellosis
74.3
88.4
207.1
102.8
100.5
59.8
72.5
79.1
87.6
Shigellosis
4.6
2.7
42.8
1.8
1.7
0.0
1.8
6.6
3.0
Typhoid fever
1.1
1.4
0.0
0.7
1.0
0.8
0.8
1.1
1.0
Quarantinable diseases
Cholera
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Human 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 transmitted infections
Chlamydial infection,**
395.3
298.3
1,212.1
442.3
321.3
351.3
352.9
525.4
378.1
Donovanosis
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Gonococcal infection**
51.4
34.8
930.1
65.5
33.7
2.4
33.8
77.7
53.8
Syphilis < 2 years duration**
2.3
5.2
28.6
8.0
1.0
0.0
5.8
6.1
5.8
Syphilis > 2 years or unspecified duration†,**
10.3
3.6
23.2
4.4
NDP
4.0
11.1
4.6
6.2
Syphilis – congenital**
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
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
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
Influenza (laboratory confirmed)
19.4
19.8
546.3
111.8
43.6
7.3
25.2
31.4
47.8
Measles
2.3
2.6
0.0
0.9
0.0
0.0
1.5
0.5
1.5
Mumps
0.0
0.7
0.0
0.8
0.7
0.0
0.8
0.4
0.7
Pertussis
396.4
203.8
94.6
216.8
237.1
50.9
204.9
75.9
194.5
Pneumococcal disease (invasive)
4.6
3.6
41.1
2.6
5.7
5.7
2.7
5.9
4.0
Poliomyelitis
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Rubella
1.1
0.4
0.0
0.5
0.2
0.0
0.4
0.4
0.4
Rubella – congenital
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Tetanus
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Varicella zoster (chickenpox)
3.4
NN
25.0
3.9
26.2
7.3
8.7
13.9
10.0
Varicella zoster (shingles)
5.7
NN
80.3
2.3
97.2
32.3
20.1
37.1
26.7
Varicella zoster (unspecified)
20.6
NN
0.0
90.2
7.2
15.3
36.4
42.7
48.6
Vectorborne diseases
Arbovirus infection (NEC)
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
0.1
Barmah Forest virus infection
2.3
13.2
28.6
29.6
18.4
1.6
9.5
9.5
15.3
Dengue virus infection
3.4
2.0
23.2
10.0
3.0
0.0
2.7
26.4
6.6
Japanese encephalitis virus infection
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
0.0
Malaria
0.0
1.1
14.3
3.7
0.0
1.6
2.1
3.6
2.2
Murray Valley encephalitis virus infection††
0.0
0.1
3.6
0.0
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.5
0.1
Ross River virus infection
5.7
15.7
142.8
41.1
200.7
3.2
77.0
66.4
55.7
Zoonoses
Anthrax
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Australia bat lyssavirus
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Brucellosis
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.2
Leptospirosis
0.0
0.7
1.8
9.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.2
2.1
Lyssavirus (NEC)
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
1.3
0.2
0.4
Q fever
0.0
1.0
0.0
4.2
0.2
0.0
0.2
0.4
1.3
Tularaemia
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.8
0.0
0.0
0.0
Other bacterial diseases
Legionellosis
0.0
1.3
5.4
1.4
2.5
1.6
1.3
1.4
1.4
Leprosy
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Meningococcal infection‡‡
1.1
1.2
5.4
1.2
1.2
1.6
0.6
0.7
1.1
Tuberculosis
6.9
4.9
10.7
6.5
3.2
2.4
6.2
5.0
5.5

* Newly acquired hepatitis includes cases where the infection was determined to be acquired within 24 months prior to diagnosis.

† Unspecified hepatitis and syphilis includes cases where the duration of infection could not be determined.

‡ In Queensland, includes incident hepatitis C cases.

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

|| Infection with Shiga 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).

†† In the Australian Capital Territory, Murray Valley encephalitis virus infection and Kunjin virus infection are combined under Murray Valley encephalitis virus infection.

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

NEC Not elsewhere classified.

NN Not notifiable.

NDP No data provided.

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