Health topic quickview: Communicable diseases

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

Page last updated: 28 November 2022 (this page is generated automatically and reflects updates to other content within the website)

A quickview of health information

Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme (AGSP) annual reports

09 August 2022

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. These annual reports are available in PDF format and, for accessibility, in either HTML or Microsoft Word format.

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme (AMSP) annual reports

09 August 2022

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. These annual reports are available in PDF format and, for accessibility, in either HTML or Microsoft Word format.

Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU) annual reports

09 August 2022

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. These annual reports are available in PDF format and, for accessibility, in either HTML or Microsoft Word format.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) surveillance in Australia [annual reports]

09 August 2022

These annual reports prepared by the Australian National CJD Registry provides updated Australian human transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) figures and discuss a recently published investigation of geographical TSE clustering in regional New South Wales. These annual reports are available in PDF format and, for accessibility, in either HTML or Microsoft Word format.

Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in Australia [annual reports]

09 August 2022

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.

National Arbovirus and Malaria Advisory Committee (NAMAC) annual reports

09 August 2022

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. These annual reports are available in PDF format and, for accessibility, in either HTML or Microsoft Word format.

National Influenza Surveillance Scheme (NISS) annual reports

09 August 2022

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.These annual reports are available in PDF format and, for accessibility, in either HTML or Microsoft Word format.

Tuberculosis notifications in Australia [annual reports]

09 August 2022

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. These reports are available in PDF format and, for accessibility, in either HTML or Microsoft Word format.

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.

Program/Initiatives

13 Jul 2022

Pituitary Hormone Initiatives

15 Jun 2022

International Engagement

11 Jul 2019

Case Study: WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

10 Jul 2019

International Engagement - Our objectives

All Program/Initiatives

Publications

24 Nov 2022

Communicable Diseases Intelligence

07 Nov 2022

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

09 Aug 2022

Smallpox Plan

13 Jul 2022

National Guidelines for Managing HIV Transmission Risk Behaviours (2018)

13 Jul 2022

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

13 Jul 2022

Foodborne illness in Australia: Annual incidence circa 2010

13 Jul 2022

Infection Control Guidelines

13 Jul 2022

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

13 Jul 2022

Poliomyelitis Outbreak Response Plan for Australia

13 Jul 2022

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

13 Jul 2022

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

13 Jul 2022

Ensuring National Capacity in Genomics-Guided Public Health Laboratory Surveillance

16 Oct 2020

National position statement for the management of latent tuberculosis infection

11 Dec 2019

Communicable Diseases Intelligence - Call for papers

08 Mar 2018

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, 1 April to 30 June 2017

08 Mar 2018

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, 1 October to 31 December 2017

08 Mar 2018

Annual report of the National Influenza Surveillance Scheme, 2010

08 Mar 2018

Probable epidemic Mycoplasma pneumoniae disease activity in metropolitan Sydney, 2015: combining surveillance data to cross-validate signal detection

08 Mar 2018

Children with melioidosis in Far North Queensland are commonly bacteraemic and have a high case fatality rate

08 Mar 2018

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme, Annual Report 2016

08 Mar 2018

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance,1 April to 30 June 2017

08 Mar 2018

Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Surveillance, 1 January to 31 March 2017

08 Mar 2018

Influenza epidemiology in patients admitted to sentinel Australian hospitals in 2016: the Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN)

08 Mar 2018

Position statement on interferon-γ release assays for the detection of latent tuberculosis infection

08 Mar 2018

An outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen after consuming sea turtle, Northern Territory, Australia, 2017.

08 Mar 2018

The Australian Sentinel Practices Research Network, 1 January to 31 March 2017

08 Mar 2018

Diagnostic testing in influenza and pertussis-related paediatric intensive care unit admissions, Queensland, Australia, 1997-2013

08 Mar 2018

OzFoodNet quarterly report, 1 July to 30 September 2015

08 Mar 2018

Annual Report of the National Influenza Surveillance Scheme, 2009

08 Mar 2018

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, 1 July to 30 September 2017

08 Mar 2018

Australian Rotavirus Surveillance Program Annual Report, 2016

14 Dec 2017

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

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

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

14 Dec 2017

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

14 Dec 2017

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

14 Dec 2017

Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme, 1 April to 30 June 2017

14 Dec 2017

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

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

How much does tuberculosis cost? An Australian healthcare perspective analysis

14 Dec 2017

OzFoodNet quarterly report, 1 April to 30 June 2015

14 Dec 2017

2016 Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit Surveillance Report

14 Dec 2017

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

14 Oct 2013

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

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

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