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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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14 October 2019

Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)

Two cases of STEC infection were notified in the recent week (both with onsets in the previous reporting period). One case resides on a rural property, adjacent to a cattle property and had contact with horses. The second case occurred in an infant: investigations underway. No confirmed sources of infection have been identified among the cases.

Meningococcal disease (invasive)

There has been one notification of invasive meningococcal disease since the last report, from the Central Queensland HHS area (Serogroup W).

YTD 2019 statewide totals by serogroup: 17 serogroup B, 17 serogroup Y, and 7 serogroup W.

Mycobacterium ulcerans infection

There has been a notification of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection in the recent week from the Gold Coast HHS area with exposures being investigated.

Measles

There have been four cases of measles notified since the last report, from the Metro South HHS area. Investigations are underway.

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

8 October 2019

Meningococcal disease (invasive)

There have been two notifications of invasive meningococcal disease since the last report, from the Cairns and Hinterland HHS (serogroup Y) and Metro South HHS (serogroup W) areas.

YTD 2019 statewide totals by serogroup: 17 serogroup B, 17 serogroup Y, and 6 serogroup W

Mycobacterium ulcerans infection

There has been a notification of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection in the recent week from the Cairns and Hinterland HHS area with likely exposure in Far North Queensland.

Measles

There have been six cases of measles notified since the last report, from the Gold coast HHS (2), Metro North HHS (2), Sunshine Coast HHS (1), and Cairns and Hinterland HHS (1) areas. All cases acquired their infection in New Zealand ( 4 Queenstown,1 Auckland, and 1 unknown).

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

30 September 2019

Hepatitis A

A single case of hepatitis A infection was reported in the recent week. Investigations are in progress.

Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)

One case of STEC infection was reported since the last surveillance report. No source of infection was identified.

Typhoid Fever

One case of Typhoid Fever was notified with onset in the previous reporting period. The case was a contact of a previously notified case.

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

Mycobacterium ulcerans

There has been one notification of Mycobacterium ulcerans in the recent week from the Cairns and Hinterland HHS area with exposure in Far North Queensland.

23 September 2019

Meningococcal disease (invasive)

There has been one notification of invasive meningococcal disease since the last report, from the Central Queensland HHS area. Serogroup is pending.

YTD 2019 statewide totals by serogroup: 16 serogroup B, 16 serogroup Y, and 5 serogroup W, and 1 serogroup pending.

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

Mycobacterium ulcerans

There has been one notification of Mycobacterium ulcerans in the recent week from the Cairns and Hinterland HHS area. Investigation is ongoing.

Further information

Communicable diseases team
Telephone: (07) 3328 9728

Last updated: 15 October 2019