Meningococcal Surveillance Australia Reporting period 1 January to 31 March 2013

This quarterly reports on the number of cases confirmed by laboratory testing using culture and by non-culture based techniques.

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

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 from a skin lesion, and non-culture based diagnoses, derived from results of nucleic acid amplification assays (NAA) 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 annual reports of the programme published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence (CDI). For more information see Comm Dis Intell 2013;37(1):E61

Table: Number of laboratory confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease, Australia, first quarter 2013, and 2012 by jurisdiction and serogroup

Jurisdiction

Serogroup

A

B

C

Y

W135

ND/other

All

Yr

Q1

ytd

Q1

ytd

Q1

ytd

Q1

ytd

Q1

ytd

Q1

ytd

Q1

ytd

Australian Capital Territory

2013

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2012

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

New South Wales

2013

0

0

7

7

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

10

10

2012

0

0

7

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

9

9

Northern Territory

2013

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2012

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

1

Queensland

2013

0

0

7

7

0

0

1

1

1

1

0

0

9

9

2012

0

0

10

10

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

11

South Australia

2013

0

0

4

4

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

5

5

2012

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Tasmania

2013

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

2012

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Victoria

2013

0

0

6

6

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

7

2012

0

0

7

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

7

Western Australia

2013

0

0

7

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

7

7

2012

0

0

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

3

3

Australia

2013

0

0

32

32

4

4

1

1

2

2

0

0

39

39

2012

0

0

26

26

3

3

1

1

0

0

3

3

33

33

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