From July to December 2017, NSW Health issued advice about:

From July to December 2017, the Communicable Diseases Branch reported:

  • A cluster of malaria among a family of returned travellers
  • Cases of Dengue in returned travellers from South East Asia
  • High rates of gastroenteritis in institutions
  • A fourth case of mycobacterium chimera
  • Two cases of Hendra virus in an unvaccinated horse, requiring post exposure prophylaxis for human contacts  wo cases of Hendra virus in an unvaccinated horse, requiring post exposure prophylaxis for human contacts 
  • A drop in the number of new HIV diagnoses occurring in men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • New cases of invasive meningococcal disease
  • New cases of measles, mumps, brucellosis, legionellosis and listeriosis
  • Increased notifications of invasive pneumococcal disease
  • An outbreak of hep A in Sydney
  • Increase in human parechovirus activity in infants
  • Increased chlamydia notification rates in the first half of 2017ncreased chlamydia notification rates in the first half of 2017
  • A new case of Acute Rheumatic Fever
  • Increasing salmonellosis notifications in summer
  • One infant death from Haemophilus influenzae type b
Page Updated: Thursday 21 December 2017
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