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Notifiable conditions reports: Summary information

The communicable diseases update report contains comments on conditions for which notification numbers in the recent week are of public health interest.

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19 August 2019

Meningococcal (invasive)

There has been one notification of invasive meningococcal disease (serogroup Y) since the last report, from the Darling Downs HHS area.

YTD 2019 statewide totals by serogroup: 15 serogroup B, 13 serogroup Y, and 4 serogroup W.

Influenza (laboratory confirmed)

The weekly influenza surveillance report is available at https://www.health.qld.gov.au/clinical-practice/guidelines-procedures/diseases-infection/surveillance/reports/flu

Dengue

There is an outbreak of locally transmitted dengue 2 in Central Queensland HHS. No cases have been notified since the last report. The total number of notified cases for this outbreak to date is 20, including 13 confirmed and 7 probable cases. https://www.health.qld.gov.au/clinical-practice/guidelines-procedures/diseases-infection/diseases/mosquito-borne/dengue/dengue-outbreaks

12 August 2019

Hepatitis A

One case of overseas acquired hepatitis A infection was notified since the last report (onset in a previous reporting period). The case had spent their entire exposure period in Bangladesh.

Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)

A single case of STEC infection was notified in the recent week (onset in a previous reporting period). Investigations are in progress.

Meningococcal (invasive)

There have been six notifications of invasive meningococcal disease (3 serogroup Y, 1 serogroup B, 1 serogroup W, and 1 serogroup pending) since the last report, from the North West HHS area (2), Metro South HHS area (2), Wide Bay HHS area (1), and Cairns and Hinterland HHS area (1).

YTD 2019 statewide totals by serogroup: 14 serogroup B, 12 serogroup Y, 4 serogroup W, and 1 serogroup pending.

Measles

There have been two notifications of measles disease since the last report, from the Gold Coast HHS area. The initial case travelled to New Zealand during the exposure period. The two cases are epidemiologically linked cases.

Dengue

There is an outbreak of locally transmitted dengue 2 in Central Queensland HHS. No cases have been notified since the last report. The total number of notified cases for this outbreak to date is 20, including 13 confirmed and 7 probable cases. https://www.health.qld.gov.au/clinical-practice/guidelines-procedures/diseases-infection/diseases/mosquito-borne/dengue/dengue-outbreaks

5 August 2019

Hepatitis A

One case of hepatitis A infection was reported in the recent week. The case spent their entire exposure period in India.

Meningococcal (invasive)

There have been four notifications of invasive meningococcal disease (2 serogroup Y and 2 serogroup B) since the last report, from the Central Queensland HHS area (2), Wide Bay HHS area (1), and Metro South HHS area (1).

YTD 2019 statewide totals by serogroup: 13 serogroup B, 9 serogroup Y, and 3 serogroup W.

Measles

There have been two notifications of measles disease since the last report, from the Gold Coast HHS area.  The two cases are epidemiologically linked to the previously notified case.

Influenza (laboratory confirmed)

The weekly influenza surveillance report is available

Acute Flaccid Paralysis

There has been one notification of acute flaccid paralysis since the last report, from the Metro North HHS area. Investigations are underway.

Japanese encephalitis

There has been one notification of overseas-acquired Japanese encephalitis in the recent week (onset in the previous reporting period) from the Darling Downs HHS area. Case had travelled to Thailand.

Dengue

There is an outbreak of locally transmitted dengue 2 in Central Queensland HHS. No cases have been notified since the last report. The total number of notified cases for this outbreak to date is 20, including 13 confirmed and 7 probable cases.

29 July 2019

Listeriosis

A single case of invasive Listeria monocytogenes infection was reported in the recent week in an elderly male. Investigations are in progress. This case is unrelated to the current Listeria outbreak.

Influenza (laboratory confirmed)

The weekly influenza surveillance report is available

Rubella

There has been one case of rubella notified in the recent week with onset in a previous week from Central Queensland HHS area.

Dengue

There is an outbreak of locally transmitted dengue 2 in Central Queensland HHS. One probable case has been identified in the current reporting period with onset in early April. The total number of notified cases for this outbreak to date is 20, including 13 confirmed and 7 probable cases.

Further information

Communicable diseases team
Telephone: (07) 3328 9728

Last updated: 20 August 2019