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Monthly Infectious Disease Summary
September 2012

(Infectious disease data presented here is preliminary.)

To download a single PDF file of all the tables and charts click here.

Monthly Highlights
Reportable Disease Conditions
Higher Than Expected Counts for Current Month

(see Table 3)

-Campylobacteriosis - During the month of September 2012 there were 43 cases of campylobacteriosis reported to public health in Utah. This was significantly higher than expected for the month of September (43 cases vs. 27 cases expected).

Many of the cases reported in September are linked to ongoing clusters of campylobacteriosis. Investigations into recent ongoing clusters of campylobacteriosis show animal exposures and exposures of consumption of raw milk. For more information about campylobacteriosis click click here.

Reportable Disease Conditions
Higher Than Expected Counts for Past 12 Month Period

(see Table 1 and Table 2)

-Botulism - Over the past 12-month period (October 2011 through September 2012), the number of botulism infections reported to public health was higher than expected based on the five year average for the same time period (12 cases vs. 3 cases expected). There was an outbreak of botulism that occurred at the Utah State Prison in the fall of 2011 that contributed to the increase in cases. For more information about botulism, click here.

-Echinococcosis - Over the past 12-month period (October 2011 through September 2012), the number of echinococcosis infections reported to public health was higher than expected based on the five year average for this same time period 1 case vs. 0 cases expected). The last time a case of echinococcosis was reported in Utah prior to this case, was in 2006. For more information about echinococcosis, click here.

-Hantavirus - Over the past 12-month period (October 2011 through September 2012), the number of hantavirus infections reported to public health was higher than expected based on the five year average for this same time period (2 cases vs.0.6 cases expected). For more information about hantavirus, click here.

-Hepatitis C, acute - Over the past 12-month period (October 2011 through September 2012), the number of acute hepatitis C infections reported to public health was higher than expected based on the five year average for this same time period (16 cases vs.8.8 cases expected). For more information about hepatitis C, click here.

-Pertussis - Over the past 12-month period (October 2011 through September 2012), the number of pertussis infections reported to public health was higher than expected based on the five year average for this same time period (1043 cases vs. 341 cases expected). Over the past year Utah as well as several other states in the U.S. have been experiencing higher than expected pertussis infections. For more information about pertussis, click here.

-Rubella - Over the past 12-month period (October 2011 through September 2012), one case of rubella reported to public health. It is rare to have a case of rubella reported in Utah. The last time a case of rubella was reported in the state was in 2004, when two cases were reported. For more information about rubella, click here.

-Syphilis, late latent - Over the past 12 month period (October 2011 through September 2012), the number of late latent syphilis infections reported to public health was higher than expected based on the five year average for this same time period (28 vs. 8.8 cases expected). For more information about syphilis, click here.

 

Description of the tables & figures in the monthly summary

Listing of the tables & figures

Disease Counts
12-Month Period & Five-Year Average

Tables that show the total counts of disease for reportable infectious diseases in Utah for the current year and past five years using a 12-month window period.

Table 1 (diseases A-Ly)
Table 2 (diseases M-Z)

Disease Counts
12-Month Period vs. Five-Year Average

Charts that show a logarithmic scale of the total counts of reportable infectious diseases in Utah for the current 12-month window period compared to the five-year average for the same 12-month window period.

(diseases A-Ly)
Figure 2 (diseases M-Z)

Disease Counts
Month of September 2012

Table that compares the counts of selected reportable diseases for September 2012 and for each September for the past five years. The table also shows the historical five-year average for the selected diseases for September.

Disease Counts
September 2012 vs. Five-Year Average
for August

Chart that shows a logarithmic scale of the counts of selected reportable diseases for September 2012 compared to the five-year average for September for the same reportable diseases.

Monthly Disease Counts
Past 12 Months & Five-Month Average

Table that shows the counts of selected reportable diseases for the current month and each of the previous 11 months compared to the previous five-month average.

Disease Counts
Current Month vs. Previous Five-Month Average

Chart showing a logarithmic scale of the total counts of selected reportable diseases for the current month, compared to the previous five-month average for each selected reportable disease.

Disease Counts by Local Health District
September 2012

Table showing the counts of selected reportable diseases by Local Health District for September 2012.

 

**To view the disease case status (confirmed, probable, suspect) criteria used to determine the counts for each disease click here.

 

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