Utah Monthly Communicable Disease Report

November 2019


Background: The Utah department of Health collects data on over 75 communicable diseases that affect the residents of Utah. These data are monitored by epidemiologists to detect changes in disease activity and guide prevention and education efforts. More information can be found here.

Note: Individual disease investigations take time to complete; for this reason, data in this report should be considered provisional and will change as more complete reports are received.


Current counts of selected reportable diseases compared to a historical 5-year average
Disease/Condition Nov 2019 5-yr Nov avg* 2019 YTD 5-yr YTD avg*
Acute Flaccid Myelitis 0 U 1 U
Adverse event resulting from smallpox vaccination 0 0.2 0 0.2
Amebiasis 0 0 0 0
Anthrax 0 0 0 0
Arbovirus infection (not including West Nile, Dengue, or Yellow Fever) 0 0 1 0
Babesiosis 0 0 0 0.4
Botulism, total 0 0.2 3 0.8
Botulism, foodborne 0 0.2 1 0.2
Botulism, infant 0 0 2 0.6
Botulism, other (wound/unspecified) 0 0 0 0
Brucellosis 0 0 1 0
Campylobacteriosis 26 16 504 219.4
Chancroid 0 0 0 0
Chickenpox 18 9.8 143 78.2
Chlamydia 787 336.4 10132 3823.8
Cholera 0 0 0 0
Coccidioidomycosis 2 2.6 53 26.4
Colorado tick fever 0 0 1 0.2
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and other transmissible human spongiform encephalopathies 0 0.2 2 2.2
Cryptosporidiosis 10 3.8 186 61.6
Cyclosporiasis 1 0.4 20 7
Dengue 0 0.2 9 2.4
Diphtheria 0 0 0 0
Echinococcosis 0 0 0 0
Ehrlichiosis/Anaplasmosis 0 0 0 0.6
Encephalitis 0 0.2 6 2.2
Giardiasis 9 5.2 174 84.8
Gonorrhea 221 89.4 2593 1005.8
HIV infection 2 2.2 70 45
Haemophilus influenzae, all ages, invasive disease 4 1.4 52 21.8
nonserotype B, age <5 years 1 0 13 3.6
serotype B, age <5 years 0 0 0 0
unknown serotype, age <5 years 0 0 1 0.4
Hansen’s disease (Leprosy) 0 0 1 0.6
Hantavirus infection 1 0 1 0.6
Hemolytic uremic syndrome, post-diarrheal 0 0.2 7 4.4
Hepatitis A 1 6.8 19 49.4
Hepatitis B, acute 1 0.4 22 10.6
Hepatitis B, chronic 1 2.4 67 35.8
Hepatitis C, acute 17 4.8 155 46.4
Hepatitis C, chronic 120 51.4 1413 647
Hepatitis, other viral 0 0 0 0.8
Influenza-associated hospitalization 23 19.2 1681 537.6
Influenza-associated pediatric mortality 0 0.2 4 0.4
Legionellosis 2 0.8 34 12.4
Leptospirosis 1 0 2 0.6
Listeriosis 0 0 2 1.4
Lyme disease 2 0.6 21 10.4
Malaria 0 0.6 10 3.2
Measles 0 0 0 0.6
Meningitis, aseptic 0 4.4 39 33
Meningitis, bacterial, other 0 0.8 26 13.8
Meningitis, viral 0 3.4 65 32.6
Meningococcal Disease (Neisseria meningitidis) 0 0.2 3 1
Mumps 0 0 25 10.6
Pertussis 4 13.6 304 168.6
Plague 0 0 0 0
Poliomyelitis, paralytic and nonparalytic 0 0 0 0
Psittacosis 0 0.2 0 0.2
Q fever 0 0 1 1.2
Rabies, animal 0 0 11 7.4
Rabies, human 0 0 0 0.2
Relapsing fever, tick-borne and louse-borne 0 0 1 0.6
Rubella 0 0 0 0
Rubella, congenital syndrome 0 0 0 0
Salmonellosis 22 8.8 297 141.4
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) 0 0 0 0
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection 8 4 166 64.4
Shigellosis 5 1.6 52 19.8
Smallpox 0 0 0 0
Spotted fever rickettsiosis (including Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) 1 0 10 3.8
Streptococcal disease, invasive, group A 15 9 214 82.4
Streptococcal disease, invasive, group B 8 9.8 215 89
Streptococcal disease, invasive, other 27 10.8 342 138
Streptococcus pneumoniae, invasive disease 15 10 189 93.2
age <5 years 0 0.6 14 7.4
Syphilis, congenital 0 0 0 0
Syphilis, early (infection < 12 months) 3 8.4 83 84.6
primary & secondary 2 5 44 51.6
early latent 1 3.4 39 33
Syphilis, latent (infection > 12 months) 0 5.4 68 45.8
Tetanus 0 0 0 0.2
Toxic shock syndrome (staphylococcal or streptococcal) 0 1.4 18 12
Trichinellosis 0 0 0 0
Tuberculosis, active 3 0.6 26 8.6
Tularemia 0 0 0 1.4
Typhoid fever 0 0 7 0.2
Vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) 0 0 0 0
Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) 0 0 0 0
Vibriosis 1 0.2 19 5.6
Viral hemorrhagic fevers 0 0 0 0
West Nile virus, total 0 0 21 14.6
Yellow fever 0 0 0 0
Zika Virus Disease 0 U 8 U
Note:
U: 5-yr average is Unavailable because of changes in communicable disease reporting rules.
* Averages are susceptible to skewing due to outbreaks and should be interpreted with care.
YTD indicates counts are year-to-date.