Meningococcal surveillance Australia reporting period 1 January to 31 March 2013

This quarterly reports on the number of cases confirmed by laboratory testing using culture and by non-culture based techniques.

Page last updated: 03 October 2013

Monica M Lahra, Rodney Enriquez for the Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme

The reference laboratories of the Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme report data on the number of cases confirmed by laboratory testing using culture and by non-culture based techniques. Culture positive cases, where Neisseria meningitidis is grown from a normally sterile site or from a skin lesion, and non-culture based diagnoses, derived from results of nucleic acid amplification assays (NAA) and serological techniques, are defined as invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) according to Public Health Laboratory Network definitions. Data contained in quarterly reports are restricted to a description of the numbers of cases by jurisdiction and serogroup, where known. Some minor corrections to data in the Table may be made in subsequent reports if additional data are received. A full analysis of laboratory confirmed cases of IMD in each calendar year is contained in the annual reports of the programme published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence (CDI). For more information see Comm Dis Intell 2013;37(1):E61

Table: Number of laboratory confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease, Australia, first quarter 2013, and 2012 by jurisdiction and serogroup
Jurisdiction Serogroup
Yr
A B C Y W135 ND/other All
Q1 ytd Q1 ytd Q1 ytd Q1 ytd Q1 ytd Q1 ytd Q1 ytd
Australian Capital Territory 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
New South Wales 2013 0 0 7 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10
2012 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 9
Northern Territory 2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
Queensland 2013 0 0 7 7 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 9 9
2012 0 0 10 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 11
South Australia 2013 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 5
2012 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Tasmania 2013 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Victoria 2013 0 0 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7
2012 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7
Western Australia 2013 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7
2012 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 3
Australia 2013 0 0 32 32 4 4 1 1 2 2 0 0 39 39
2012 0 0 26 26 3 3 1 1 0 0 3 3 33 33

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