Journal article

Invasive pneumococcal disease in Australia, 2002.

Paul Roche, Vicki Krause, Ross Andrews, Louise Carter, David Coleman, Heather Cook, Megan Counahan, Carolien Giele, Robyn Gilmore, Sharon Hart, Robyn Pugh, Geoff Hogg, Denise Murphy, Michael Watson, undefined Pneumococcal Working party of the Communicable Diseases Network Australia

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep | Published : 2003


There were 2,271 cases of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) notified to the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System in Australia in 2002; a rate of 11.5 cases per 100,000 population. The notification rate varied between states and territories and by geographical region with the highest rates in the north of the country. Invasive pneumococcal disease was reported most frequently in children aged less than five years (57.3 per 100,000 population). Enhanced surveillance for IPD in 2002 was carried out in all states and territories, providing additional data on 1,929 (85%) of all notified cases. Rates of IPD in Indigenous Australians were 2.7 times the rate in non-Indigenous Australia..

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