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

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 notifications for the period 1 July to 30 September 2006.

Page last updated: 22 February 2007

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Table 2. Notifications of diseases received by state and territory health authorities for the period 1 July to 30 September 2006, by date of diagnosis*

Disease
State or territory Total 3rd quarter 2006 Total 2nd quarter 2006 Total 3rd quarter 2005 Last 5 years mean 3rd quarter Year to date 2006 Last 5 years YTD mean Ratio‡
ACT NSW NT Qld SA Tas Vic WA
Bloodborne diseases
Hepatitis B (incident)
5
7
2
9
3
2
22
12
62
82
61
87.2
213
265.4
0.7
Hepatitis B (unspecified)
14
820
54
284
75
14
381
205
1,847
1,524
1,662
1,695.4
4,837
4,957.4
1.1
Hepatitis C (incident)
2
5
0
0
10
3
37
23
80
110
93
127.6
317
379.6
0.6
Hepatitis C (unspecified)
41
1,600
55
786
107
43
693
317
3,642
2,818
3,112
3,656.2
9,661
11,169.6
1.0
Hepatitis D
0
5
0
1
0
0
4
0
10
6
16
9.6
26
21.0
1.0
Gastrointestinal diseases
Botulism
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0.2
0
1.3
0.0
Campylobacterosis§
87
NN
70
987
701
130
1,492
406
3,873
3,359
3,794
3,698.2
10,938
11,164.4
1.0
Cryptosporidiosis
2
43
2
73
13
3
114
50
300
933
336
249.4
2,743
1,763.6
1.2
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
3.0
5
8.6
0.0
Hepatitis A
0
23
2
8
2
0
9
12
56
64
85
94.4
226
304.0
0.6
Hepatitis E
0
2
0
0
0
0
3
1
6
4
5
5.0
17
17.2
1.2
Listeriosis
0
7
0
1
2
0
3
1
14
7
9
12.8
46
47.0
1.1
Salmonellosis (NEC)
25
305
68
365
92
16
228
141
1,240
1,859
1,312
1,167.4
6,160
5,705.2
1.1
Shigellosis
0
10
19
17
9
1
11
30
97
137
152
114.8
421
428.8
0.8
SLTEC, VTEC||
0
0
2
5
8
0
0
1
16
17
16
11.8
49
43.0
1.4
Typhoid
0
7
1
0
0
0
3
1
12
21
10
13.8
52
51.4
0.9
Quarantinable diseases
Cholera
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1.4
0
3.4
0.0
Plague
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0
0.0
NA
Rabies
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0
0.0
NA
Smallpox
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0
0.0
NA
Tularemia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0
0.0
NA
Viral haemorrhagic fever
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0
0.0
NA
Yellow fever
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0
0.0
NA
Sexually transmissible infections
Chlamydial infection
199
2,821
451
2,947
716
241
2,454
1,514
11,343
11,567
10,146
7,633.2
34,790
23,001.2
1.5
Donovanosis
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
3
4.2
2
13.8
0.0
Gonococcal infection
7
369
395
380
86
3
264
384
1,888
2,371
1,910
1,673.2
6,655
5,244.4
1.1
Syphilis - all
4
205
48
93
10
6
161
29
556
637
560
521.2
1,813
1,563.8
1.1
  Syphilis < 2 years duration
1
21
31
32
0
0
65
11
161
189
159
164.5
515
467.0
1.0
  Syphilis > 2 years or unspecified duration
3
184
17
61
10
6
96
18
395
448
401
411.0
1,298
1,199.0
1.0
Syphilis - congenital
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
6
1
3.8
11
11.8
0.3
Vaccine preventable diseases
Diphtheria
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0
0.2
NA
Haemophilus influenzae type b
0
7
0
4
0
0
1
3
15
2
4
4.8
19
17.2
3.1
Influenza (laboratory confirmed)
19
433
16
1,202
66
33
262
129
2,160
371
2,971
2,139.6
2,710
2,670.4
1.0
Measles
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
95
1
14.2
114
49.2
0.1
Mumps
1
65
3
8
12
0
0
1
90
90
78
31.0
223
95.2
2.9
Pertussis
79
2,170
25
687
1,028
11
466
70
4,536
2,727
3,579
2,463.4
9,699
5,463.4
1.8
Pneumococcal disease (invasive)
2
207
21
119
43
16
79
43
530
405
645
811.2
1,141
1,641.4
0.7
Poliomyelitis
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0
0.0
NA
Rubella
0
13
0
6
0
0
4
1
24
16
8
33.6
46
94.4
0.7
Rubella - congenital
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0.4
0
1.0
0.0
Tetanus
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.2
1
2.6
0.0
Varicella infection (chickenpox)
0
NN
91
145
152
7
0
55
450
161
0
NA
730
NA
NA
Varicella infection (unspecified)
0
NN
2
904
65
9
0
8
988
834
0
NA
2,677
NA
NA
Varicella zoster infection
0
NN
27
82
177
13
0
15
314
168
0
NA
641
NA
NA
Vectorborne diseases
Barmah Forest virus infection
1
112
28
159
30
0
3
20
353
651
224
165.2
1,738
954.6
2.1
Dengue
1
16
4
14
0
0
0
3
38
56
34
33.2
152
280.8
1.1
Flavivirus infection (NEC)
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
4
10
8
13.8
29
51.6
0.3
Japanese encephalitis virus
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0
0.4
NA
Kunjin virus||
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0.2
4
6.6
0.0
Malaria
2
38
20
61
14
6
36
31
208
207
162
134.6
631
496.4
1.5
Murray Valley encephalitis virus
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0.2
1
2.2
0.0
Ross River virus infection
3
88
34
163
35
0
7
58
388
1,135
284
182.6
4,944
2,651.8
2.1
Zoonoses
Anthrax
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
1
0.0
NA
Australian bat lyssavirus
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0
0.0
NA
Brucellosis
0
3
0
10
0
0
0
1
14
5
7
7.0
33
21.4
2.0
Leptospirosis
0
1
0
13
1
0
3
2
20
58
25
28.4
128
139.4
0.7
Lyssavirus unspecified
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0.0
0
0.0
NA
Ornithosis
0
16
0
0
0
1
16
0
33
40
42
56.0
116
145.8
0.6
Q fever
0
43
1
42
7
0
7
0
100
88
74
122.8
289
430.6
0.8
Other bacterial infections
Legionellosis
0
8
1
20
19
0
9
22
79
73
83
68.0
252
234.2
1.2
Leprosy
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
2
1.6
4
6.2
0.6
Meningococcal infection**
3
42
1
26
5
0
27
7
111
68
141
190.8
254
418.4
0.6
Tuberculosis
4
119
10
42
19
2
113
24
333
278
270
251.0
905
729.6
1.3
Total
501
9,611
1,454
9,667
3,507
560
6,913
3,621
35,834
33,069
31,931
27,537.0
106,544
82,770.5
1.3

* Date of notification = the true onset date. If this is not available the 'date of onset' is equivalent to the earliest of two dates: (i) specimen date of collection, or (ii) the date of notification to the public health unit. Hepatitis B and C unspecified were analysed by the date of notification.
† Totals comprise data from all states and territories. Cumulative figures are subject to retrospective revision so there may be discrepancies between the number of new notifications and the increment in the cumulative figure from the previous period.
‡ Ratio = ratio of current quarter total to the mean of last 5 years for the same quarter. Note: Ratios for syphilis <2 years; syphilis >2 years or unspecified duration are based on 2 years data.
Not reported for New South Wales because it is only notifiable as 'foodborne disease' or 'gastroenteritis in an institution'.
|| Notifiable from January 2001 only. Ratio and mean calculations are based the last five years.
Infections with Shiga-like toxin (verotoxin) producing Escherichia coli (SLTEC/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 which excludes ocular specimens, and Western Australia which excludes ocular and perinatal infections.
†† Only invasive meningococcal disease is nationally notifiable. However, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and South Australia also report conjunctival cases.
NN Not notifiable.
NEC Not elsewhere classified.


This article was published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence Volume 30, No 4, December 2006.

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