Enterovirus 71 (EV71) neurological disease
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Fact sheet - Health conditions directory
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) neurological disease is a rare but serious complication of infection with enterovirus 71, a virus which most commonly causes the mild childhood illness hand, foot and mouth disease, Cases and outbreaks of enterovirus 71 neurological disease are rare. The last outbreak of EV71 neurological disease in Australia was in Perth in 1999 with 14 cases.
Public health management guidelines
Attending medical practitioners/medical superintendents (or delegates)
Public health units
- List of all Pathological, clinical and provisional diagnosis notifiable conditions
- List of Public Health Unit contacts
- Notifiable conditions report form for Queensland doctors/clinicians (PHA S70) or person in charge of a Hospital (PHA S71) (PDF, 77kB) - if faxing notification, follow up by phone.
Enhanced surveillance for public health units
- Case report form (PDF, 220kB) - used by public health units to collect and manage more detailed information for enhanced case surveillance.