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N S W Public Health Bull. 2011 Nov;22(9-10):171-8. doi: 10.1071/NB11028.

NSW annual vaccine-preventable disease report, 2010.

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  • 1Communicable Diseases Branch, NSW Department of Health. pspok@doh.health.nsw.gov.au

Abstract

AIMS:

To describe trends in case notification data for vaccine-preventable diseases in NSW for 2010.

METHODS:

Risk factor and vaccination status data were collected from cases through public health unit follow-up. Data from the NSW Notifiable Conditions Information Management System (NCIMS) were analysed by: local health district of residence; age; vaccination status; and sub-organism, where available.

RESULTS:

Outbreaks of measles and pertussis were notified in 2010, associated with unimmunised groups (measles) or as a result of waning immunity (pertussis).

CONCLUSION:

With the exception of pertussis, most vaccine-preventable disease notifications remain low in NSW. Ensuring high levels of vaccination for travellers is important to prevent future outbreaks of vaccine-preventable disease, particularly measles.

PMID:
22060055
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