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

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 the notification rates for the period 1 July to 30 September 2006.

Page last updated: 22 February 2007

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Table 3. Notification rates of diseases by state and territory, 1 July to 30 September 2006 by date of diagnosis. (Annualised rate per 100,000 population)

Disease
State or territory Australia
ACT NSW NT Qld SA Tas Vic WA
Bloodborne diseases
Hepatitis B (incident)
6.1
0.4
3.9
0.9
0.8
1.6
1.7
2.3
1.2
Hepatitis B (unspecified)
17.1
48.1
104.9
28.1
19.3
11.5
30.0
40.1
35.9
Hepatitis C (incident)
2.4
0.3
0.0
0.0
2.6
2.5
2.9
4.5
1.6
Hepatitis C (unspecified)
50.0
93.9
106.8
77.9
27.6
35.2
54.6
62.1
70.9
Hepatitis D
0.0
0.3
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
0.2
Gastrointestinal diseases
Botulism
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Campylobacterosis
106.1
NN
136.0
97.8
180.6
106.4
117.5
79.5
75.4
Cryptosporidiosis
2.4
2.5
3.9
7.2
3.3
2.5
9.0
9.8
5.8
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Hepatitis A
0.0
1.3
3.9
0.8
0.5
0.0
0.7
2.3
1.1
Hepatitis E
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.2
0.1
Listeriosis
0.0
0.4
0.0
0.1
0.5
0.0
0.2
0.2
0.3
Salmonellosis (NEC)
30.5
17.9
132.1
36.2
23.7
13.1
18.0
27.6
24.1
Shigellosis
0.0
0.6
36.9
1.7
2.3
0.8
0.9
5.9
1.9
SLTEC, VTEC
0.0
0.0
3.9
0.5
2.1
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.3
Typhoid
0.0
0.4
1.9
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.2
0.2
Quarantinable diseases
Cholera
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Plague
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Rabies
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Smallpox
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Tularemia
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Viral haemorrhagic fever
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Yellow fever
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Sexually transmissible infections
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Chlamydial infection§
242.6
165.5
876.1
292.1
184.5
197.3
193.3
296.5
220.8
Donovanosis
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Gonococcal infection
8.5
21.7
767.3
37.7
22.2
2.5
20.8
75.2
36.7
Syphilis - all
4.9
12.0
93.2
9.2
2.6
4.9
12.7
5.7
10.8
  Syphilis < 2 years duration
1.2
1.2
60.2
3.2
0.0
0.0
5.1
2.2
3.1
  Syphilis > 2 years or unspecified duration
3.7
10.8
33.0
6.0
2.6
4.9
7.6
3.5
7.7
Syphilis - congenital
0.0
0.0
1.9
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Vaccine preventable diseases
Diphtheria
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Haemophilus influenzae type b
0.0
0.4
0.0
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.6
0.3
Influenza (laboratory confirmed)
23.2
25.4
31.1
119.1
17.0
27.0
20.6
25.3
42.0
Measles
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
Mumps
1.2
3.8
5.8
0.8
3.1
0.0
0.0
0.2
1.8
Pertussis
96.3
127.3
48.6
68.1
264.9
9.0
36.7
13.7
88.3
Pneumococcal disease (invasive)
2.4
12.1
40.8
11.8
11.1
13.1
6.2
8.4
10.3
Poliomyelitis
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Rubella
0.0
0.8
0.0
0.6
0.0
0.0
0.3
0.2
0.5
Rubella congenital
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Tetanus
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Varicella infection (chickenpox)
0.0
NN
176.8
14.4
39.2
5.7
0.0
10.8
8.8
Varicella infection (unspecified)
0.0
NN
3.9
89.6
16.7
7.4
0.0
1.6
19.2
Varicella zoster infection
0.0
NN
52.4
8.1
45.6
10.6
0.0
2.9
6.1
Vectorborne diseases
Barmah Forest virus infection
1.2
6.6
54.4
15.8
7.7
0.0
0.2
3.9
6.9
Dengue
1.2
0.9
7.8
1.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.6
0.7
Flavivirus infection (NEC)
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
Japanese encephalitis virus
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Kunjin virus
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Malaria
2.4
2.2
38.9
6.0
3.6
4.9
2.8
6.1
4.0
Murray Valley encephalitis virus
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Ross River virus infection
3.7
5.2
66.0
16.2
9.0
0.0
0.6
11.4
7.6
Zoonoses
Anthrax
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Australian bat lyssavirus
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Brucellosis
0.0
0.2
0.0
1.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.3
Leptospirosis
0.0
0.1
0.0
1.3
0.3
0.0
0.2
0.4
0.4
Lyssavirus unspecified
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Ornithosis
0.0
0.9
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.8
1.3
0.0
0.6
Q fever
0.0
2.5
1.9
4.2
1.8
0.0
0.6
0.0
1.9
Other bacterial infections
Legionellosis
0.0
0.5
1.9
2.0
4.9
0.0
0.7
4.3
1.5
Leprosy
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
Meningococcal infection||
3.7
2.5
1.9
2.6
1.3
0.0
2.1
1.4
2.2
Tuberculosis
4.9
7.0
19.4
4.2
4.9
1.6
8.9
4.7
6.5
Total
610.7
563.9
2,824.4
958.1
903.7
458.4
544.5
709.0
697.4

* Rates are subject to retrospective revision.
† Not reported for New South Wales because it is only notifiable as 'foodborne disease' or 'gastroenteritis in an institution'.
‡ 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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