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​​​​​​​​​

Page Updated: Monday 25 May 2015
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