Table 2

Annual incidence of congenital and neonatal varicella in Australia (1995–19978 and 2006–2009)

YearCongenital varicella (n)Incidence* (95% CI)Neonatal varicellaIncidence* (95% CI)
199531.2 (0.3 to 3.7)155.9 (3.4 to 9.9)
199610.4 (0.02 to 2.6)166.3 (3.7 to 10.5)
199720.8 (0.3 to 1.8)135.2 (2.9 to 9.1)
Subtotal60.8 (0.3 to 1.8)445.8 (4.3 to 7.8)
200610.7 (0 to 2.1)75.0 (2.4 to 7.6)
200710.3 (0.0 to 1.0)51.8 (0.2 to 3.3)
20080020.7 (0.0 to 1.6)
20090020.7 (0.0 to 1.6)
Subtotal20.19 (0.0 to 0.7)162.05 (0.3 to 3.4)
  • * National incidence per 100 000 live births per year.

  • Data from June 2006 so only 7 months follow-up in 2006.