Infectious Disease Notification

Last updated 13.02.13

 

Definition

-  Notification to the Department of Health of Infectious Diseases diagnosed in patients

 

Rationale

-  Pinpoints outbreask to prevent spread & further exposure

-  Certain conditions require further Ix by public health officers

 

Features

-  In most cases Department of Health will not contact the patient without seeking consent from notifying doctor

-  Annual & quarterly surveillance reports available online & hard copy

-  Disease which require notification are in Schedule 4 of Public Health & Wellbeing Regulation 2009

-  Diseases grouped in to 4: A, B, C, D

-  Group A: Immediate notification by phone upon Dx & F/U written notification by 5/7

-  Anthrax

-  Botulism

-  Chikungunya Virus

-  Cholera

-  Diptheria

-  Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome

-  HIB infection

-  Hepatitis A

-  Japanese Encephalitis

-  Legionellosis

-  Measles

-  Meningococcal infection

-  Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus

-  Paratyphoid

-  Plague

-  Poliomyelitis

-  Rabies

-  SARS

-  Smallpox

-  Tularaemia

-  Typhoid

-  Viral Haemorrhagic Fever

-  Yellow Fever

-  Group B: Written notification by 5/7

-  Aborovirus

-  Barmah Forest Virus

-  Brucellosis

-  Campylobacter

-  CJD

-  Cryptosporidiosis

-  Dengue Virus

-  Hepatitis B, C, D or E

-  Influenza Type A or B

-  Kunjin Virus

-  Lead poisoning

-  Leprosy

-  Leptospirosis

-  Listeriosis

-  Lyssavirus

-  Malaria

-  Mumps

-  Mycobacterium Ulcerans

-  Pertusis

-  Pneumococcal Infection

-  Psittacosis

-  Q Fever

-  Ross River Virus

-  Rubella

-  Salmonellosis

-  Shigatoxin & Veratoxin E. Coli

-  Shigellosis

-  Tetanus

-  TB

-  Varicella

-  Group C: STIs, anonymous notification

-  Chlamydia trichomatis

-  Donavanosis

-  Gonococcal infection

-  Syphilus

-  Group D: HIV, AIDS; Written notification by 5/7

-  AIDS

-  HIV

 

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-  Phone notification: 1300 651 160

-  Written notification

-  Fax: 1300 651 170

-  Post: Reply Paid 65937, Melbourne 8060, VIC

-  Online

 

 

References

 

Department of Health, Victoria, accessed 14/02/13

DHS: What to notify