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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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17 June 2019

Listeriosis

A single case of non-perinatal invasive Listeria monocytogenes infection was notified in the recent week (onset in the previous reporting period). Case investigation is underway.

Haemophilus influenzae type b

There has been one notification of invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b, presenting with bacteraemia and epiglottitis, since the last report with onset in the previous reporting week, from Torres and Cape HHS area.

Dengue

There is an outbreak of locally transmitted dengue 2 in Central Queensland HHS. The total number of notified cases for this outbreak to date is 10, including 6 confirmed and 4 probable. Other individuals are currently under investigation. https://www.health.qld.gov.au/clinical-practice/guidelines-procedures/diseases-infection/diseases/mosquito-borne/dengue/dengue-outbreaks

10 June 2019

Meningococcal (invasive)

There has been one notification of invasive meningococcal disease since the last report from the Cairns and Hinterland HHS area (serogroup Y).

YTD 2019 statewide totals by serogroup: 10 serogroup B, 5 serogroup Y, and 2 serogroup W.

Dengue

There is an outbreak of locally transmitted dengue 2 in Central Queensland HHS. The total number of notified cases for this outbreak to date is 8, including 3 confirmed and 5 probable. Other individuals are currently under investigation.

3 June 2019

Dengue

One locally acquired case of dengue in Central Queensland HHS was confirmed on 23 May 2019. A dengue outbreak was declared on 24 May 2019 and a full response was initiated on the same day. A further six possibly locally-acquired cases are currently under investigation.

27 May 2019

Hepatitis A

One case of hepatitis A infection was notified in the recent week. Confirmatory testing pending.

Paratyphoid Fever A

One case of Paratyphoid Fever A was notified in the recent week (the second notification was a duplicate of this case). Recent travel to Asia.

Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)

Two cases of STEC infection were notified in the recent week (onsets in a previous reporting period). One case had contact with horses and animal manure during their exposure period. Investigations are in progress for the second case.

Haemophilus influenzae type b

There has been one notification of invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b since the last report with onset in the previous reporting week from Central Queensland HHS area.

Mycobacterium ulcerans

There has been one notification of Mycobacterium ulcerans from the Sunshine Coast HHS. Investigations are underway.

Measles

The reported case has been invalidated.

Dengue

Outbreak of dengue in Central Queensland HHS area with a single locally acquired case. Outbreak was declared 24 May 2019. Further information about this outbreak is available at https://www.health.qld.gov.au/clinical-practice/guidelines-procedures/diseases-infection/diseases/mosquito-borne/dengue/dengue-outbreaks

Further information

Communicable diseases team
Telephone: (07) 3328 9728

Last updated: 18 June 2019