Health topic quickview: Communicable diseases

A collection of Communicable diseases-related information in the Health website.

Page last updated: 23 May 2018 (this page is generated automatically and reflects updates to other content within the website)

A quickview of health information

Communicable diseases information

13 April 2018

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

Tuberculosis notifications in Australia annual reports

09 March 2018

This page contains links to annual reports on tuberculosis notifications in Australia and reports on bacteriologically confirmed cases and drug resistance, produced by the Australian Mycobacterium Laboratory Reference Network from 1994. Both HTML and PDF versions are available.

Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit annual reports

30 June 2017

The Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU) conducts national active surveillance of rare diseases of childhood, including infectious and vaccine preventable diseases, genetic disorders, childhood injuries and mental health conditions. This page contains links to annual reports on summary of surveillance results for communicable and/or vaccine preventable diseases.

Gonococcal: Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme annual reports

30 March 2017

The Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme is funded by the Federal health department to provide laboratory analysis of gonococcal isolates in Australia. The Programme produces an annual report on its findings as well as a report on the WHO Western Pacific Region Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme. This page links to annual reports published since 1996.

Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections

08 March 2017

The Australian Government Department of Health provides leadership for the coordination of the national response to blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections through a number of national strategies and initiatives.

What we do

21 February 2017

Introduction to the work undertaken by the Health Protection Policy Branch, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health.

Meningococcal - Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme annual reports

23 December 2016

The Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme is funded by the Federal health department to provide laboratory analysis of meninococcal isolates in Australia. The Programme produces an annual report on its findings. This page contains the annual reports, in both HTML and PDF format, from 1995.

National Arbovirus and Malaria Advisory Committee (NAMAC) annual reports

30 September 2016

This page contains links to the NAMAC annual reports, which are published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence. The reports also inlcude data on the Sentinel Chicken Surveillance Programme, which is used to provide an early warning of increased flavivirus activity in Australia.

Pneumococcal disease: Invasive pneumococcal disease in Australia annual reports

30 June 2016

An annual report on invasive pneumococcal disease is produced each year. The report includes information on incidence of disease and on laboratory surveillance. This page contains links to the annual reports from 2001.

About Communicable Diseases Network Australia

25 March 2015

Information page about the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA). It details the CDNA's background; its various committees and activities; the composition of the CDNA; and recent publications and contact details.

Influenza - National Influenza Surveillance Scheme annual reports

19 March 2010

The National Influenza Surveillance Scheme includes data from sentinel general practice consultations for influenza-like illness, laboratory reports of influenza and absenteeism rates from a national employer. This page links to annual reports published since 1994.

Australia's measures to protect human health

23 February 2010

This page contains details of measures taken by the Australian Government to protect the health of the Australian public from bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).

A Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Response Plan for Australia: February 2010

01 February 2010

The Department of Health and Ageing's vCJD response plan has been developed in consultation with the relevant experts to deal with the possibility of vCJD being detected in Australia.


23 Jan 2018

International Engagement

15 Aug 2017

International Engagement - Our objectives

15 Aug 2017

Case Study: WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

02 Feb 2011

Pituitary Hormone Initiatives

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14 Dec 2017

The epidemiology of tuberculosis in the Australia Capital Territory, 2006-2015

14 Dec 2017

National position statement for the management of latent tuberculosis infection

14 Dec 2017

Tuberculosis notifications in Australia, 2014

14 Dec 2017

Annual report: surveillance of adverse events following immunisation in Australia, 2015

14 Dec 2017

The effects of culture independent diagnostic testing on the diagnosis and reporting of enteric bacterial pathogens in Queensland, 2010 to 2014

14 Dec 2017

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 April to 30 June 2017

14 Dec 2017

Tuberculosis screening in an aged care residential facility in a low-incidence setting

14 Dec 2017

Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) annual report 2015: Prospective hospital-based surveillance for serious paediatric conditions

14 Dec 2017

Sexually Transmitted Infections in Melbourne, Australia from 1918 to 2016: nearly a century of data

14 Dec 2017

Prevention of perinatal hepatitis B virus transmission: are we following guidelines?

14 Dec 2017

National Tuberculosis Advisory Committee Guideline: Management of Tuberculosis Risk in Healthcare Workers in Australia

14 Dec 2017

How much does tuberculosis cost? An Australian healthcare perspective analysis

14 Dec 2017

2016 Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit Surveillance Report

30 Jun 2017

Communicable Diseases Intelligence - Current issue - September 2017

19 Sep 2016

National Strategies for blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections

15 Feb 2016

Fourth National Hepatitis C Strategy 2014-2017

29 Jan 2015

Poliomyelitis Outbreak Response Plan for Australia

08 Jan 2015

Ensuring National Capacity in Genomics-Guided Public Health Laboratory Surveillance

13 Nov 2014

Laboratory procedures and precautions for samples collected from patients with suspected viral haemorrhagic fevers

23 Oct 2014

Foodborne illness in Australia: Annual incidence circa 2010

18 Sep 2014

Hepatitis C Prevention, Treatment and Care: Guidelines for Australian Custodial Settings

18 Sep 2014

The First National Hepatitis B Strategy

14 May 2014

Policy on antiviral prophylaxis and the implications for pathology and research staff

14 Oct 2013

Guidelines for the control of pertussis in Australia - Communicable Diseases Intelligence Technical Report No. 1

15 Apr 2013

Infection Control Guidelines

08 Apr 2011

Guidelines for the public health management of gastroenteritis outbreaks due to norovirus or suspected viral agents in Australia

01 Jul 2008

Hepatitis C Prevention, Treatment and Care: Guidelines for Australian Custodial Settings

01 Apr 2008

National Guidelines for the Management of People with HIV Who Place Others at Risk

01 Jan 2004

Guidelines for Smallpox Outbreak, Preparedness, Response and Management

29 Nov 2001

Epidemiology of the hepatitis C virus - Communicable Diseases Intelligence Technical Report No. 3

29 Nov 2001

Foodborne Disease: Towards reducing foodborne illness in Australia - Communicable Diseases Intelligence Technical Report Series No. 2

01 Jun 1999

Framework for an Australian Influenza Pandemic Plan - Communicable Diseases Intelligence Technical Report No. 4

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