Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme quarterly report, 1 April to 30 June 2013

The Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme monitors anticrobial resistance in the treatments for meningococcal infection. This quarterly report describes the results for the period 1 April to 30 June 2013.

Page last updated: 21 February 2014

Monica M Lahra, Rodney Enriquez for the Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme

Introduction

The reference laboratories of the Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme report data on the number of cases confirmed by laboratory testing using culture and by non-culture based techniques. Culture positive cases, where Neisseria meningitidis is grown from a normally sterile site or skin lesions, and non-culture based diagnoses, derived from results of nucleic acid amplification assays and serological techniques, are defined as invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) according to Public Health Laboratory Network definitions. Data contained in quarterly reports are restricted to a description of the number of cases by jurisdiction and serogroup, where known. Some minor corrections to data in the Table may be made in subsequent reports if additional data are received. A full analysis of laboratory confirmed cases of IMD in each calendar year is contained in the annual reports of the programme published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence. For more information see Commun Dis Intell 2013;37(1):E61.

Results

Laboratory confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease for the period 1 April to 30 June 2013 are shown in the Table.

Table: Number of laboratory confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease, Australia, 1 April to 30 June 2013, by serogroup and state or territory
State or territory Year Serogroup
A B C Y W135 ND All
Q2 YTD Q2 YTD Q2 YTD Q2 YTD Q2 YTD Q2 YTD Q2 YTD
Australian Capital Territory
2013
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
2012
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
New South Wales
2013
0
0
5
10
0
2
1
1
0
0
1
1
7
14
2012
0
0
14
20
0
0
1
1
0
0
2
4
17
25
Northern Territory
2013
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2012
0
0
2
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
4
Queensland
2013
0
0
8
15
1
1
1
2
1
2
0
0
11
20
2012
0
0
10
20
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
11
22
South Australia
2013
0
0
6
10
0
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
7
12
2012
0
0
7
7
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
8
Tasmania
2013
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2012
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
2
Victoria
2013
0
0
2
8
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
3
10
2012
0
0
6
13
0
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
8
15
Western Australia
2013
0
0
1
8
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
3
10
2012
0
0
6
7
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
6
9
Australia
2013
0
0
23
52
2
5
4
5
2
4
2
2
33
69
2012
0
0
47
72
1
4
3
4
1
1
3
6
55
87

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