Pneumococcal Disease (invasive)
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Fact sheet - Health conditions directory
Pneumococcal disease is most common in children under two years of age and in people over 65 years. Pneumococcal disease can sometimes develop into 'invasive pneumococcal disease' (IPD) which can cause serious diseases including meningitis (infection of the covering of the brain), septicaemia (blood infection), and pneumonia. NB: Pneumococcal disease is not meningococcal disease which is caused by another type of bacteria.
Public health management guidelines
- 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, 166kB) - used by public health units to collect and manage more detailed information for enhanced case surveillance.
Resources for health professionals
- Australian immunisation handbook - provides clinical guidelines for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice.
- Immunisation information for health professionals – Queensland Health website with information about the Queensland immunisation schedule, registration and qualification, vaccine service providers, the School Immunisation Program, vaccinations for the healthcare workers and contact information.
Epidemiological data and reports
- View communicable diseases data for notifiable conditions in Queensland.
- Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Children Aged Under Five Years in Queensland, in 2002 – (PDF, 96kB) – the purpose of this report is to describe the epidemiology of IPD in Queensland in 2002 in children under five years and trends of the disease since 1997 overall but focussing principally on trends in children aged under five years.
- The Health of Queenslanders 2006 – report of the Chief Health Officer of Queensland.