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 26 February 2024

 

There have been 11,776 notifications of laboratory confirmed RSV reported to the NNDSS in the year to 26 February.

Total notifications from each state and territory are as follows:

ACT: 126
NSW: 6,190
NT: 243
QLD: 3,234
SA: 402
TAS: 63
VIC: 1244
WA: 274

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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.

 

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

New South Wales

Week ending 17 February 2024

 

Summary:

  • Respiratory syncytial virus activity is low but increasing.
  • RSV presentations to ED and notifications increased in the past fortnight.
  • Rates of RSV notifications have been stable across all ages except those aged 0 to 4.

Queensland

There is currently no RSV data available for Queensland.

South Australia

Update week ending 17 February 2024

 

Count of RSV notification during week ending 17 February 2024: 59

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For more information: Communicable Diseases Control Branch

Tasmania

Report for the fortnight ending 11 February 2024

 

RSV activities is currently at inter-seasonal levels. Due to low activity, detailed analyses of notifications were not conducted for this report.

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For more information: Respiratory Surveillance Report

Western Australia

Week ending 11 February 2024

 

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) notifications remained stable in the past week.

In the past week, 30 respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases were notified in WA, which was comparable to the previous week.

Page Published: 19 April 2023 | Page Updated: 26 February 2024