In March and April 2015, NSW Health issued advice about:
During March and April 2015, the Communicable Diseases Branch reported:
- Infant botulism – one new case, not associated with formula
- Gastroenteritis outbreaks in institutions – There were 13 outbreaks of gastroenteritis in an institution.
- Legionnaires’ disease – two new cases
- Ross River virus – notifications remain well above the average
- Cryptosporidiosis – increased notifications although not to the level seen in 2013.
- Sexually transmitted infections – third and fourth quarter 2014 data report released
- World Tuberculosis (TB) Day - was celebrated on 24 March.
- Barmah Forest virus - increased notifications on the north coast
- Shiga Toxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC) Infection and Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS) - one case of STEC and one case of HUS in siblings
- Influenza – Early and unseasonal increase in activity
- Australian Bat Lyssavirus – Bat tested positive in Hunter New England
- Food Safety and World Health Day – 7 April
- Measles – in an unvaccinated traveller
- Invasive meningococcal disease – four cases so far this month
- Pertussis – the announcement of the antenatal vaccination program
See: Communicable Diseases Weekly Report