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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.

The summary data are available as tables using the links in the left sidebar.

6 April 2020

Hepatitis A

A single case of locally acquired hepatitis A infection was reported in a 4 y/o child.  Other members of the family are currently being tested.

Hepatitis E

A single case of overseas acquired hepatitis E infection was notified in the recent week (onset in a previous reporting period). The case had travelled to India.

Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)

The single case of STEC infection notified in the recent week is currently under investigation.

Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS)

HUS was diagnosed in the second case of STEC infection reported last week (30 March 2020). The case lives on a rural property with livestock.

Typhoid Fever

There has been one case of overseas acquired typhoid fever notified in the recent week (onset in the previous reporting period). The case had travelled to India.

Meningococcal disease (invasive)

There has been one notification of invasive meningococcal disease since the last report from the Torres and Cape HHS area.

The year to date statewide totals by serogroup are: 9 serogroup B, 2 serogroup W, and 3 serogroup Y.

Dengue

Two cases of locally acquired PCR positive dengue type 1 have been reported in the Townsville HHS. They are linked by locality and vector control strategies have been targeted accordingly.

30 March 2020

Hepatitis E

Two cases of likely overseas acquired hepatitis E infection were notified in the recent week (onsets in a previous reporting period). Both cases had travelled to India.

Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)

Two cases of STEC infection were notified in the recent week (onsets in the previous reporting period).

One case resides on a rural property and had contact with farm animals prior to onset of symptoms.

Investigations are in progress for the second case.

Diphtheria

There has been one case of cutaneous toxigenic C. diphtheriae reported in the recent week with onset in a previous reporting week from the Cairns and Hinterland HHS area.

Rubella

There have been two probable cases of rubella reported in the recent week with onset in a previous reporting week from the Metro South HHS and Metro North HHS areas.

Dengue

Two cases of locally acquired PCR positive dengue type 1 have been reported in the Townsville HHS. They are linked by locality and vector control strategies have been targeted accordingly.

23 March 2020

Typhoid Fever

Two cases of typhoid fever were notified in the recent week (both with onsets in the previous reporting period). One of the cases was a likely overseas acquired infection (India). Investigations are in progress for the second case.

Hepatitis E

Two cases of hepatitis E infection were notified in the recent week (onsets in a previous reporting period).

One case was a likely overseas acquired infection (India). The second case is a likely false positive result.

16 March 2020

Typhoid Fever

One case of overseas acquired typhoid fever (India) was notified in the recent week (onset in the previous reporting period).

Hepatitis E

One case of overseas acquired hepatitis E infection (Pakistan) was notified in the recent week (onset in the previous reporting period).

Hepatitis A

One case of overseas acquired hepatitis A infection (India) was notified in the recent week (onset in the previous reporting period).

COVID-19

There have been 52 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported since the last report. A further 13 cases of COVID-19 have been reported since the tables were produced.

YTD 2020 (as at 17 March 2020 @ 9:00 AM), there have been 83 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Queensland.

9 March 2020

Hepatitis A

A single case of likely overseas acquired hepatitis A infection was reported in the recent week. The case developed symptoms whilst in South Korea.

Diphtheria

There has been one case of cutaneous toxigenic C. diphtheriae reported in the recent week with onset in a previous reporting week from the Central Queensland HHS area.

COVID-19

There have been 6 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported since the last report. A further three cases of COVID-19 have been reported since the tables were produced.

YTD 2020 there have been 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Queensland.

2 March 2020

Hepatitis A

Two cases of hepatitis A infection were reported in the recent week. Investigations are in progress.

Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)

Two cases of STEC infection were reported in the recent week (one case with onset in previous reporting period). Investigations are in progress.

Meningococcal disease (invasive)

There has been one notification of invasive meningococcal disease since the last report from the Metro North HHS area.

The year to date statewide totals by serogroup are: 9 serogroup B, 2 serogroup W, and 2 serogroup Y.

Measles

One case reported from the Metro South HHS area, with onset in the previous reporting period, has since been invalidated.

COVID-19

There have been 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Queensland this year. The tenth case was confirmed after this week’s tables were produced.

Further information

Communicable diseases team
Telephone: (07) 3328 9728

Last updated: 7 April 2020