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Communicable Diseases, NSW: May 2002 Volume 13 Issue 5

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 13(5) 116 - 119 Published: 2002

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The first quarter of 2002 saw relatively few notifications of people diagnosed with arbovirus infections, meningococcal disease, and shigellosis in NSW (Figure 1). The epidemic of pertussis continued to decline throughout the state. The increase in hepatitis A identified in December 2001 in Sydney among men-who-have-sex-with-men did not continue, with notifications of hepatitis A subsequently declining.