Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Statistics

RSV surveillance began in Australia through the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS) in 2021. It is a highly contagious virus that affects the airways and lungs and spreads easily. While it is generally mild it can cause problems such as bronchiolitis and pneumonia.

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RSV Activity Surveillance & Graph 2024

RSV is a highly contagious virus that affects the airways and lungs and spreads easily. While it is generally mild it can cause problems such as bronchiolitis and pneumonia.

RSV became a notifiable disease in Australia in 2021 and confirmed cases are now recorded in the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).

Click on the icon for a graph of current statistics.

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS)

Update for 15 April 2024

 

There have been 41,051 notifications of laboratory confirmed RSV reported to the NNDSS in the year to 15 April.

Total notifications from each state and territory are as follows:

ACT 407
NSW 23,147
NT 720
QLD 10,371
SA 927
TAS 196
VIC 4,428
WA 819
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National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System: https://nindss.health.gov.au/pbi-dashboard/

Australian Capital Territory

There is currently no RSV data available for the ACT.

In 2024, data reporting for influenza and RSV will commence when notification numbers indicate the influenza season has commenced – this varies from year to year but likely to be around May/June. Reporting will remain available until the end of the season, usually around September/October.

 

(From 21 February 2022, RSV became a notifiable condition in the ACT)

New South Wales

Week ending 06 April 2024

 

Summary:

  •  Respiratory syncytial virus activity is high.
  • In the past week there was increase of 6.0% in RSV notifications.

Queensland

There is currently no RSV data available for Queensland.

South Australia

Update week ending 6 April 2024

 

Count of RSV notification during week ending 6 April 2024: 90

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For more information: Communicable Diseases Control Branch

Tasmania

Report for the fortnight ending 7 April 2024

 

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) activity is currently low but increasing.

RSV notifications: 24

RSV rate*: 4.2

* Notification rate per 100,000 population

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For more information: Respiratory Surveillance Report

Western Australia

Week ending 31 March 2024

 

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) notifications decreased slightly in the past week.

The number of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases notified to the Department of Health decreased slightly to 82 cases.

Page Published: 19 April 2023 | Page Updated: 15 April 2024