2016 Meningococcal Statistics year to date statistics

Looking at the statistics of Meningococcal disease so far in 2016 looks to be proportionally high in some particular states.

In States where data is available we can see that:

In Victoria there has been 57 cases YTD ( year to date, so far this year) 2016, up from 50 cases in 2015, and 26 cases in 2014.

In NSW, a similar story 63 cases YTD 2016, up from 43 in 2015 and 35 in 2014. Importantly to note, 39 cases have been from strains OTHER than B or C.

WA has had 17 cases YTD 2016, 17 in 2015, and 17 in 2014.

Further information can be found here. KNOW, CHECK and Act for Meningococcal Disease.

http://www.health.vic.gov.au/ideas/downloads/daily_reports/rptVS_SNIDSVictorianSummary_GR.pdf

http://www0.health.nsw.gov.au/data/diseases/meningococcal.asp

http://www.public.health.wa.gov.au/3/1520/3/meningococcal_infection.pm