Meningococcal surveillance Australia, 1 July to 30 September 2014

This report provides data on meningococcal infections in Australia during 1 July to 30 September 2014

Page last updated: 24 December 2014

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

Introduction

The reference laboratories of the Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme (AMSP) 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 testing 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 numbers 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 AMSP annual report 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 July to 30 September 2014 are shown in the Table.

Table: Number of laboratory confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease, Australia, 1 July to 30 September 2014, by serogroup and state or territory
State or territory Year Serogroup
A B C Y W135 ND All
Q3 YTD Q3 YTD Q3 YTD Q3 YTD 7Q3 YTD Q3 YTD Q3 YTD
Australian Capital Territory
2014
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2013
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
3
New South Wales
2014
0
0
4
13
0
0
0
6
0
2
1
2
5
23
2013
0
0
7
16
0
2
3
4
5
5
1
2
16
29
Northern Territory
2014
0
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
2013
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
Queensland
2014
0
0
9
25
1
1
1
1
2
3
0
2
13
32
2013
0
0
4
17
1
2
0
1
1
2
0
0
6
22
South Australia
2014
0
0
10
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
19
2013
0
0
7
16
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
7
18
Tasmania
2014
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
2
2
2013
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
3
Victoria
2014
0
0
12
21
0
0
0
1
1
3
0
0
13
25
2013
0
0
8
16
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
1
9
19
Western Australia
2014
0
0
3
9
0
2
1
1
0
1
0
0
4
13
2013
0
0
3
11
1
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
4
14
Total
2014
0
0
40
92
1
3
2
9
4
10
1
4
48
118
2013
0
0
32
82
2
7
3
7
7
10
2
4
46
110

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