Disease Surveillance

Public health surveillance is the ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of data on specific health events. It is used to plan, implement and evaluate public health programmes.

The data comes from doctors reporting notifiable diseases and influenza-like-illness to the local Medical Officer of Health.

Download the Complete List of Notifiable Diseases (Ministry of Health).

Find out about Community and Public Health’s response to Infectious Diseases.

For more information, contact:

Dr Peter Mitchell
Ph: +64 3 364 1777

Notifiable Diseases Reports

Notified diseases data is reported in both weekly and monthly summary tables. Data is grouped according to Territorial Local Authority (TLA) within the Community and Public Health region (Canterbury, South Canterbury and West Coast).

These reports are entitled: “Notifiable Diseases By Territorial Local Authority”.

Influenza Reports

The data reported consists of weekly summary tables for influenza-like-illness in the Community and Public Health region (Canterbury, South Canterbury and West Coast District Health Boards). Influenza data is monitored from May to October every year.

These reports are entitled: “Rates of Influenza-like Illness by Sentinel Practice Surveillance in Canterbury, South Canterbury and West Coast DHBs”.

Public Health Information Quarterly (PHIQ)

The Public Health Information Quarterly (PHIQ) newsletter is designed for general practitioners and practice nurses, and contains:

  • communicable disease highlights of the previous three months
  • other items of public health significance for primary care practitioners and
  • a summary table of notified diseases for the last three months and a comparision to the same period for the previous year.

Reports on Other Diseases

Community and Public Health staff also produce in-depth regional reports and analyses of communicable diseases. Recently released reports include:

View the latest regional communicable disease reports on the CPH Communicable Disease Surveillance site.

Page last updated: 06/03/2017

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