Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

Epidemiological situation of Campylobacter & Salmonella in Australia, 2016

17 July, 2021

Record levels of Campylobacter and Salmonella have been recorded in Australia, according to the annual surveillance report of notifiable diseases for 2016.
Campylobacteriosis was the most frequently notified enteric infection in Australia in 2016. There were 24,164 notified cases of campylobacteriosis in 2016, making it the most frequently notified enteric infection (146.9 per 100,000 population). There has been a 7% increase onthe number of notifications received for 2015 (n= 22,549) and an increase of 33% on the previous five-year historical mean, 2011 to 2015 (n = 18,122). This rise may be associated with the increased use of culture independent diagnostic testing.
There were 18,088 notified cases of salmonellosis in 2016 (74.8 per 100,000 population). This is the highest annual number of notifications recorded in National Notifi able Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) since salmonellosis becamenationally notifiable in 1991. This represents a 6% increase on the number of cases reportedin 2015 (n = 17,001), and a 30% increase on the five-year historical mean, 2011 to 2015 (n = 13,874). This rise may be associated with the increased use of culture-independent diagnostic testing.