Below are charts showing patients notified to NSW with a particular infectious disease in the period January 2012 to September 2017. The second graph shows the ages of patients notified during this time period.
What is the disease?
The disease is Salmonella. In Australia, most infections occur following eating contaminated food. Salmonellosis is more common during the summer months (December-February) and is more common among children aged 0-4 years.