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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.

15 April 2019

Hepatitis A

A single case of hepatitis A infection was notified in the recent week. No potential risk factors identified. Confirmatory testing pending.

Influenza (laboratory confirmed)

There has been increased inter-seasonal influenza activity in Cairns and Hinterland, and Townsville HHS areas in the recent four weeks; and in the Darling Downs HHS area in the recent week.

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

Measles

There have been two cases of measles notified in the recent week with onset in the previous reporting week from Metro South and Metro North HHS areas.

8 April 2019

Hepatitis A

Three cases of hepatitis A infection were reported in the recent week. One case spent their entire exposure period in India. Confirmatory testing is underway for the remaining two cases.

Haemophilus influenzae type b (invasive)

The notification appearing in the tables with onset in the recent week, has been invalidated.

Measles

There have been two cases of measles notified in the recent week from Townsville and Metro South HHS areas.

Rubella

There has been one case of rubella notified in the recent week from Metro North HHS area. Investigations are underway.

Influenza (laboratory confirmed)

There has been increased inter-seasonal influenza activity in Cairns and Hinterland, and Townsville HHS areas during the recent three weeks.

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

1 April 2019

Hepatitis A

A single case of hepatitis A infection was notified in the recent week (onset in the previous reporting period). The case spent their entire exposure period in India.

Listeriosis

A single case of non-perinatal invasive Listeria monocytogenes infection was notified in the recent week. Investigations are underway.

Influenza (laboratory confirmed)

There has been increased inter-seasonal influenza activity in Cairns and Hinterland and Townsville HHS areas during the recent two weeks.

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

Measles

There have been two cases of measles notified in the recent week with onset in a previous reporting period from Wide Bay and Townsville HHS areas.

Meningococcal (invasive)

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

YTD 2019 statewide totals by serogroup: 7 serogroup B, 2 serogroup Y, 1 serogroup W, and 1 serogroup pending.

25 March 2019

Measles

There has been one case of measles notified in the recent week from Metro North HHS area. Investigations are underway.

Further information

Communicable diseases team
Telephone: (07) 3328 9728

Last updated: 16 April 2019