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List of notifiable conditions

This list of conditions is sourced from The Public Health Regulation 2005 (Schedule 1).

It provides a quick reference for the kind of notification required for each condition, and highlights conditions that need immediate notification to the public health units by phone or fax which should be followed up with a phone call.

Read about the types of notification requirements.

Notification resources

Pathological, clinical and provisional diagnosis notifiable conditions

This list mirrors the information in Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 of the Regulation, with a few small differences. The differences are referenced with an asterix for your information. In each case, follow the recommendations on this page.

Condition

Notification requirements

Immediate notification by phone or fax to the local public health unit (if faxing notification, follow up with a phone call)

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)

clinical
HIV public health team

 

acute flaccid paralysis

clinical telephone

acute rheumatic fever

clinical  

acute viral hepatitis

provisional  

adverse event following immunisation

clinical  

anthrax

pathological diagnosis
pathology request

telephone

arbovirus (mosquito borne) infections:
alphavirus infections including:

  • Barmah Forest
  • Getah
  • Ross River
  • Sindbis
pathological diagnosis  

bunyavirus infections including:

  • Gan Gan
  • Mapputta P
  • Termeil
  • Trubanaman
pathological diagnosis  

flavivirus infections including:

  • alfuy
  • Edge Hill
  • Kokobera
  • West Nile/kunjin
  • Stratford
  • any other unspecified flaviviruses
pathological diagnosis telephone

Any other arbovirus infections
(NB: dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and Murray Valley encephalitis are listed separately).

pathological diagnosis telephone

Australian bat lyssavirus infection

pathological diagnosis
pathology request

telephone

Australian bat lyssavirus, potential exposure (bat bite, scratch or mucous membrane exposure)

clinical telephone

avian influenza

provisional
pathological diagnosis
pathology request

telephone

botulism

  • Check schedule for different types of botulism.

pathological diagnosis
pathology request

telephone

brucellosis

pathological diagnosis  

campylobacteriosis

pathological diagnosis  

chancroid

pathological diagnosis  

chikungunya

pathological diagnosis  

Chlamydia trachomatis infection

  • Check schedule for different infections
pathological diagnosis  

cholera

pathological diagnosis telephone

ciguatera poisoning

clinical telephone

coronaviruses

  • Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

clinical
provisional
pathological diagnosis

telephone

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

provisional
pathological diagnosis

 

cryptosporidiosis

pathological diagnosis  

dengue

provisional
pathological diagnosis

telephone

diphtheria (other than toxigenic)

provisional
pathological diagnosis

 
diphtheria (toxigenic)provisional
pathological diagnosis
telephone

donovanosis

pathological diagnosis  

food or water-borne illness in 2 or more cases

clinical telephone

food or water-borne illness in food handler

clinical telephone

gonococcal infection

pathological diagnosis  

haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS)

clinical
pathological diagnosis

telephone

Haemophilus influenzae type b (invasive) disease

provisional
pathological diagnosis

telephone

Hendra virus infection

pathological diagnosis
pathology request

telephone

hepatitis A

pathological diagnosis telephone

hepatitis B

pathological diagnosis  

hepatitis C

pathological diagnosis  

hepatitis D

pathological diagnosis  

hepatitis E

pathological diagnosis  

hepatitis (other)

pathological diagnosis  

human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV)

pathological diagnosis

 

influenza

pathological diagnosis  

invasive group A streptococcal infection

pathological diagnosis  

Japanese encephalitis

pathological diagnosis
pathology request

telephone

lead exposure (notifiable) (blood lead level of 5 ug/dL (0.24 ╬╝mol/L) or more)

pathological diagnosis  

legionellosis

pathological diagnosis telephone

leprosy (Hansen’s disease)

pathological diagnosis  

leptospirosis

pathological diagnosis  

listeriosis

pathological diagnosis  

lyssavirus (unspecified)

pathological diagnosis
pathology request

telephone*

malaria

pathological diagnosis  

measles

provisional
pathological diagnosis

telephone

melioidosis

pathological diagnosis  

meningococcal disease (invasive)

provisional
pathological diagnosis

telephone

mumps

pathological diagnosis  

Murray Valley encephalitis

pathological diagnosis
pathology request

telephone

non-tuberculous mycobacterial disease

pathological diagnosis  

paratyphoid

pathological diagnosis telephone

pertussis

clinical
pathological diagnosis

 

plague

pathological diagnosis
pathology request

telephone

pneumococcal disease (invasive)

pathological diagnosis  

poliomyelitis

pathological diagnosis
pathology request

telephone

psittacosis (ornithosis)

pathological diagnosis  

Q fever

pathological diagnosis  

rabies

pathological diagnosis
pathology request

telephone

rotavirus infection

pathological diagnosis  

rubella, including congenital rubella

pathological diagnosis  

salmonellosis

pathological diagnosis  

shiga toxin and vero toxin producing E.coli infection STEC/VTEC

pathological diagnosis  

shigellosis

pathological diagnosis  

smallpox

provisional
pathological diagnosis
pathology request

telephone

syphilis, including congenital syphilis

pathological diagnosis  

tetanus

clinical
pathological diagnosis

 

tuberculosis

provisional
pathological diagnosis

 

tularaemia

pathological diagnosis
pathology request

telephone

typhoid

pathological diagnosis telephone

varicella - zoster virus infection (chickenpox, shingles or unspecified)

pathological diagnosis  

viral haemorrhagic fevers (Crimean-Congo, Ebola, Lassa fever and Marburg viruses)

provisional
pathological diagnosis
pathology request

telephone

yellow fever

pathological diagnosis
pathology request

telephone

yersiniosis

pathological diagnosis  
Zika virus provisional pathological diagnosis telephone*

* Immediate telephone notification is requested for all lyssavirus infections (including unspecified) state-wide, as well as Zika virus infections provisionally and pathologically diagnosed in north Queensland.

Clinical and provisional diagnosis (clinicians)

Clinical diagnosis notifiable condition—diagnosed either fully or predominantly on the basis of clinical evidence, including clinical history and signs and symptoms.

Provisional diagnosis notifiable condition—can be provisionally diagnosed on the basis of clinical evidence, including clinical history and signs and symptoms; while awaiting laboratory confirmation. Sometimes early notification is required to enable prompt public health action.

Pathological diagnosis and pathology requests (pathology laboratories)

Pathological diagnosis—the condition requires notification upon pathological diagnosis.

Pathology request—notification is required when the request for diagnosis is received. Sometimes early notification is required to enable prompt public health action.

Last updated: 18 September 2017