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Zoonotic and other diseases

Zoonotic diseases are a group of infectious diseases of animals that can be naturally transmitted to humans. In Queensland, these diseases are notifiable if they occur in humans:

  • Anthrax
  • Avian influenza
  • Brucellosis
  • Hantavirus
  • Hendra virus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rabies/lyssavirus including Australian Bat Lyssavirus
  • Potential exposure to rabies/lyssavirus
  • Ornithosis
  • Plague
  • Q fever
  • Tularaemia

View the Queensland Notifiable conditions reports for weekly and annual data.

Zoonotic diseases

National reporting of zoonotic disease data:

Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABLV)

Research on ABLV in Queensland:

Q fever

Surveillance reports:

Research on Q fever in Queensland and Australia:

  • Q fever – Lancet, 2006 (PDF,  522KB)

Other diseases

This group includes other bacterial and viral infections not easily classifiable into other groups, and some clinically notifiable conditions. These include:

  • Acute flaccid paralysis
  • Acute rheumatic fever
  • Acute viral hepatitis (unspecified)
  • Coronavirus (SARS/MERS-CoV)
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Legionellosis
  • Meliodosis
  • Viral haemorrhagic fevers (Ebola, Margburg, Crimean-Congo and Lassa fever)

Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP)

National reporting on acute flaccid paralysis includes Queensland data:

Acute rheumatic fever (ARF)

National reporting on ARF and its sequelae, rheumatic heart disease (RHD) includes Queensland data:

Research on ARF and RHD in Queensland and Australia:

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)

National reporting on CJD from the Australia National CJD Registry:


Queensland Health reporting on legionellosis:

National reporting of Legionellosis:


Queensland Health reporting on melioidosis:

Melioidosis in Queensland 2012-2016 (PDF, 552KB)

Research on meliodosis in Queensland:

Last updated: 3 February 2020