§ Miss Melanie Johnson
Information on the number of notifications of infectious diseases are collected through the notifications of infectious diseases system (NOIDS). The Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, part of the Health Protection Agency, is responsible for administering the NOIDS system. It is also responsible for collating information on laboratory confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases of measles between 1997 and 2002 in London are shown in the table. Information has been provided for London, rather than by primary care trust, as the numbers are small. The data for 2002 is provisional and is therefore subject to change.
Year Number of cases in London 1997 20 1998 13 1999 51
Year Number of cases in London 2000 50 2001 25 2002 198