From January to June 2016, NSW Health issued advice about:

  • recommendations that pregnant women delay travel to areas with outbreaks of Zika virus due to the possible impact on unborn babies, see Zika virus alert (27 January 2016)
  • an investigation into a Legionnaire’s link in the Sydney CDB, see media release (9 March 2016)
  • being alert to the symptoms of measles after reports of 4 infected people, (6 April 2016) see NSW Health issues measles warning
  • urging pregnant women to have flu vaccination early, see rging pregnant women to have flu vaccination early, see media release (26 April 2016)
  • health precautions for bushfire smoke, following hazard reduction burns, see NSW advice on bushfire smoke (20 May 2016)
  • Burwood Legionnaire’s disease update, see media release (23 May 2016)
  • further information for travellers regarding Zika virus, see urther information for travellers regarding Zika virus, see Prepare for Rio health risk (24 June 2016)

From January to June 2016, the Communicable Diseases Branch reported:

  • a total of 5 Australian bat lyssavirus (ABLV) detections in bats to date in 2016
  • increasing Gonorrhoea notifications
  • low numbers of Measles in 2015 and only sporadic cases in 2016
  • Zika virus cases in NSW in 2016ika virus cases in NSW in 2016
  • increased locally acquired Shigellosis cases
  • increase in notifications of Salmonella Saintpaul
  • Salmonella outbreak investigation in South East Sydney
  • Sydney central business district Legionnaires’ disease outbreak
  • increased activity in Invasive meningococcal disease ncreased activity in Invasive meningococcal disease
  • two new cases of Hepatitis D, two confirmed cases of newly acquired Hepatitis C and risk of hepatitis B infection for overseas travellers
  • increased out-of-season activity with the Influenza A(H1N1) strain ncreased out-of-season activity with the Influenza A(H1N1) strain
  • fever and unspecified infection presentations in infants ever and unspecified infection presentations in infants
  • detection of Barmah Forest virus in a mosquito
  • new reporting level for Lead notifications ew reporting level for Lead notifications
  • Tuberculosis – World TB Day, March 24.
  • one new confirmed case of Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease ne new confirmed case of Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • cases of overseas acquired Malaria and cholera
  • year on year increase in Q fever
  • notifications of Cryptosporidiosis, resulting in investigation of affected pools
  • increased Chlamydia notifications, particularly amongst men
  • cases of locally acquired STEC (Shiga toxigenic Escherichia coli)

See CD weekly reports​​​​​​​​

Page Updated: Monday 25 July 2016
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