Overview of notifiable diseases

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The main purpose of surveillance is to provide information for action. Information provided by regular surveillance reports enables effective monitoring of rates and distribution of diseases, detection of outbreaks, monitoring of interventions, and predicting emerging hazards.

ESR undertakes surveillance of notifiable diseases in New Zealand and manages the national notifiable disease database (EpiSurv) on behalf of the Ministry of Health.

The surveillance reports include analyses and interpretation of surveillance data, primarily from notifiable diseases, influenza and sexually transmitted infections. See below our monthly and annual surveillance reports, annual summary tables (tier 1 statistics) and other useful resources.

The dashboard below has been developed by ESR to provide enhanced access to notifiable disease data.  For each disease, visualisations are available for the number of cases and the rate per 100,000, both nationally and by district health board.  Further breakdowns are provided by age, sex and ethnicity.

Our most recent publications from the public health surveillance team can be viewed here

Any surveillance queries or queries relating to reports or data on the intelligence hub may be sent to survqueries@esr.cri.nz

Notifiable disease dashboard

We welcome the use of these surveillance data with the following acknowledgement “New Zealand notifiable disease surveillance data provided by ESR, funded by the Ministry of Health”.


Data used in the above visualisation can be downloaded from ESR Github Page