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Communicable Diseases, NSW: August 2000 Volume 11 Issue 8

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 11(8) 157 - 160 Published: 2000

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The data in Table 1 and Figure 6 show: a decline in notifications of arbovirus infections (expected with the fewer mosquitoes as a result of colder weather); a rise in notifications of meningococcal disease (cases usually increase in mid-winter) serving as a reminder for clinicians to have an increased level of alertness for cases, to treat suspected cases early with intravenous antibiotics, and to notify suspected cases to the local public health unit; a rise in pertussis notifications in some areas of the State, notably New England, and a continuing high level in the Hunter.