Delivering a Healthy WA
Disease WAtch

Number of notifications in WA by year, 2007 to 2011 (Table 1)

Disease Category/Disease Year
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Population (n=2,106,148) (n=2,171,197) (n=2,245,057) (n=2,293,510) (n=2,357,098)
Enteric diseases
Campylobacteriosis 2099 1837 2598 2338 2205
Cholera 0 2 0 1 1
Cryptosporidiosis 611 164 235 140 454
Hepatitis A 21 22 35 32 13
Hepatitis E 0 6 5 3 4
Listeriosis 2 8 15 3 7
Paratyphoid fever 3 3 5 13 9
Rotavirus 739 426 420 622 183
Salmonellosis 985 851 1125 1277 1323
Shigellosis 102 169 122 116 86
Shiga/vero-toxin producing E. coli 2 0 6 8 3
Typhoid fever 9 8 8 11 15
Vibrio parahaemolyticus 9 7 9 10 14
Yersiniosis 5 7 3 3 1
Vaccine-preventable diseases
H.influenzae type b 2 0 4 2 1
Influenza 1038 1018 5573 1633 1889
Measles 1 8 10 12 17
Mumps 109 95 20 15 14
Pertussis 134 467 786 1458 4021
Pneumococcal infection 132 161 150 200 244
Rubella (non-congenital) 3 7 5 3 15
Rubella (congenital) 0 0 0 0 0
Tetanus 0 1 0 0 1
Varicella (chicken pox) 323 356 319 401 438
Varicella (shingles) 386 517 543 724 915
Varicella (unspecified) 659 757 874 882 1020
Vector-borne diseases
Arboviral encephalitis 0 1 2 0 9
Barmah Forest virus 133 163 146 78 156
Chikungunya virus infection NN 2 10 11 4
Dengue fever 54 98 134 509 327
Malaria 85 85 84 56 64
Ross River virus 580 881 851 427 884
Schistosomiasis 357 339 272 189 114
Typhus (Rickettsial infection) 7 19 23 13 38
Zoonotic diseases
Brucellosis 1 0 1 0 1
Leptospirosis 5 1 1 6 2
Psittacosis 3 6 2 3 6
Q fever 7 6 2 8 10
Blood-borne viral diseases
Hepatitis B (newly acquired) 42 48 38 33 18
Hepatitis B (unspecified)* 573 701 697 782 662
Hepatitis C (newly acquired) 79 100 93 76 116
Hepatitis C (unspecified)* 1158 1261 1061 1006 971
Hepatitis D 4 6 0 0 2
Sexually transmissible infections
Chancroid (soft sore) 0 0 2 0 0
Chlamydia (genital) 7739 8657 8886 10248 11762
Donovanosis 0 0 0 0 0
Gonorrhoea 1761 1696 1346 1405 1840
HIV* 75 77 89 113 106
Syphilis (infectious) 103 176 89 83 126
Syphilis (non-infectious)* 128 111 109 67 98
Syphilis (congenital) 0 0 0 1 0
Other diseases
Acute rheumatic fever NN 6 5 20 20
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome 0 0 0 0 0
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease 3 7 3 10 7
Legionellosis 82 73 51 54 80
Leprosy 2 2 0 3 1
Melioidosis 4 6 7 4 4
Meningococcal infection 20 24 28 22 22
Tuberculosis* 60 95 107 109 124
Total 20,439 21,544 27,009 25,243 30,467
NN = not notifiable in this year

Notes on Tables 1 and 2

  1. Data were extracted from the WA Notifiable Infectious Diseases Database (WANIDD) on 14 May 2012.
  2. * refers to data analysed by date of receipt of notification. All other data were analysed on basis of the earliest available date reflecting date of onset of disease ("optimal date of onset" in WANIDD).
  3. Rate = crude rate per 100,000 population. Rates were calculated using Rates Calculator Version 9.5.4 (Department of Health, Western Australia)
  4. Totals include cases where the postcode is unknown or outside WA, but the case was diagnosed in WA.

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