Communicable diseases information

This page contains information on some of the activities of the Surveillance Branch, Office of Health Protection, in managing communicable diseases in Australia

Page last updated: 20 April 2010

Communicable diseases remain a significant public health priority both in Australia and internationally. The problems facing Australia today are diverse: foodborne diseases; emergence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria; sexually transmitted diseases; vectorborne diseases; vaccine preventable diseases. New and emerging diseases such as bat lyssavirus and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) as well as the threat of an intentional release of a biological agent, pose potential threats to public health.

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