Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme quarterly report, 1 April to 30 June 2014

This report contains data on notifications of meningoccal infections during the second quarter of 2014.

Page last updated: 07 November 2014

Monica M Lahra 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 2014;38(1):E97.

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Results

Laboratory confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease for the period 1 April to 30 June 2014 are shown in the Table.

Table: Number of laboratory confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease, Australia, 1 April to 30 June 2014, by serogroup and state or territory
    Serogroup
    A B C Y W135 ND All
State or territory Year Q2 YTD Q2 YTD Q2 YTD Q2 YTD Q2 YTD Q2 YTD Q2 YTD
Australian Capital Territory
2014
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2013
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
2
New South Wales
2014
0
0
6
9
0
0
5
5
1
2
1
1
13
17
2013
0
0
5
9
0
2
1
1
0
0
1
1
7
13
Northern Territory
2014
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2013
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
Queensland
2014
0
0
9
16
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
2
11
19
2013
0
0
6
13
1
1
0
1
1
1
0
0
8
16
South Australia
2014
0
0
4
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
9
2013
0
0
5
9
0
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
6
11
Tasmania
2014
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2013
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
Victoria
2014
0
0
6
9
0
0
1
1
1
2
0
0
8
12
2013
0
0
2
8
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
3
10
Western Australia
2014
0
0
5
6
0
2
0
0
1
1
0
0
6
9
2013
0
0
1
8
1
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
3
10
Total
2014
0
0
31
52
0
2
6
6
3
6
3
3
43
69
2013
0
0
20
50
2
5
3
4
2
3
2
2
29
64

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