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Communicable disease control guidance

This page provides a complete list of notifiable and other communicable conditions, accompanied by fact sheets, clinical guidelines, notification/surveillance forms and epidemiological data (where available) for each condition as well as links to more detailed information.

The public health guidelines have been developed in consultation with relevant experts and endorsed by the Executive Director, Communicable Diseases Branch, Queensland Health. Their purpose is to provide consistent statewide advice and guidance to public health units. They provide advice on best practice based upon the best available evidence at the time of completion. Clinical judgement and discretion may be required in the interpretation and application of these guidelines. The information contained in these guidelines is not intended to be a substitute for advice from other relevant sources including relevant health professionals.




A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP)

Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis

Acute rheumatic fever

Acute viral hepatitis

Adverse events following immunisation

Amoebic Meningoencephalitis

Anthrax

Arbovirus infections

Australian bat lyssavirus

Avian influenza

B

Barmah Forest virus (arbovirus infection)

Botulism

Brucellosis

C

COVID-19

Campylobacter enteritis

Chancroid

Chickenpox

Chikungunya virus

Chlamydia trachomatis

Cholera

Ciguatera poisoning

Coronavirus (novel)

Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease

Cryptococcosis

Cryptosporidiosis

Cytomegalovirus

D

Dengue

Diarrhoea in young children

Diphtheria

Donovanosis

E

Ebola

Echinococcosis

Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli infection (EHEC)

Enterovirus 71 (EV71) neurological disease

F

Flavivirus (unspecified)

Foodborne illness (suspected)

G

Gastroenteritis

Genital herpes

Genital warts

German measles

Gonorrhoea

Granuloma inguinale

Group A Streptococcal Disease

H

Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS)

Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)

Hand, foot and mouth disease

Hansen’s disease

Head lice

Hendra virus

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis D

Hepatitis E

Histoplasmosis

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection

Hydatid disease

I

Influenza (the flu)

Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease

Invasive pneumococcal disease

J

Japanese encephalitis

K

Kunjin virus

L

Lead exposure

Legionellosis

Leprosy

Leptospirosis

Listeriosis

Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)

Lyssavirus (Australian bat)

M

MRSA

Malaria

Measles

Melioidosis

Meningitis (all types)

Meningitis (viral)

Meningococcal disease

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS CoV)

Mpox (Monkeypox)

Mumps

Murray Valley encephalitis

N

Non-tuberculous (atypical) mycobacterial infections

Norovirus

Novel coronavirus

P

Pandemic influenza

Paratyphoid

Parvovirus B19

Pertussis

Plague

Pneumococcal Disease (invasive)

Poliomyelitis

Post-streptococcal (acute) glomerulonephritis

Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM)

Psittacosis

Q

Q Fever

R

Rabies

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Rheumatic fever (acute)

Rheumatic heart disease

Ringworm

Ross River virus

Rotavirus

Rubella

S

Salmonella infection

Scabies

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

Shiga toxin-producing Eschericia coli infection (STEC)

Shigella infection

Shingles

Smallpox

Staphylococcus aureus infection

Streptococcal Disease - Invasive Group A

Syphilis

T

Tetanus

Tinea

Toxocariasis

Toxoplasmosis

Trachoma – eye infection

Tuberculosis

Tularaemia

Typhoid and paratyphoid

V

Vaccination - adverse events following immunisation

Varicella-zoster infection

Vibrio vulnificus infection

Viral haemorrhagic fever

W

Water-borne or food-borne illness in 2 or more related cases

Whooping cough

Y

Yellow fever

Yersiniosis

Z

Zika virus

Last updated: 30 January 2023

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