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Type: Journal article
Title: Tuberculosis notifications in Australia, 2004
Author: Roche, P.
Bastian, I.
Brown, L.
Christensen, A.
Hurwitz, M.
Konstantinos, A.
Krause, V.
McKinnon, M.
Misrachi, A.
Waring, J.
Citation: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report, 2006; 30(1):93-101
Publisher: Department of Health and Family Services
Issue Date: 2006
ISSN: 0725-3141
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Paul W Roche and the National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee (Ral Antic – Chair, Ivan Bastian, Lynne Brown, Amanda Christensen, Mark Hurwitz, Anastasios Konstantinos, Vicki L Krause, Moira McKinnon, Avner Misrachi, Justin Waring) for the Communicable Diseases Network Australia
Abstract: The National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System received 1,076 tuberculosis (TB) notifications in 2004, of which 1,043 were new cases and 33 were relapses. The incidence of TB in Australia has remained at a stable rate since 1985 and was 5.4 cases per 100,000 population in 2004. The high-incidence groups remain people born overseas and Indigenous Australians at 21.7 and 8.1 cases per 100,000 population, respectively. By contrast, the incidence of TB in the non-Indigenous Australian-born population was 1.0 cases per 100,000 population. Comparison of the 2004 TB notification data against the performance indicators set by National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee highlights that enhanced TB control measures should be considered among these high-risk groups.
Keywords: disease surveillance
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