Paediatric Acute care Guidelines PMH Emergency Department

Background

  • The following communicable diseases and related prescribed conditions must be notified to the Department of Health
  • Please note that the infectious diseases preceded by the ♦ icon must be reported urgently by telephone to the Department of Health (that is, within a few hours of first suspicion of diagnosis)
  • Food-borne illnesses (2 or more linked cases) and enteric infection (e.g. salmonella or campylobacter infection) in a food handler, health professional or child-care worker should also be reported urgently by phone
  • The following list includes all communicable diseases (infectious and venereal) and related prescribed conditions where reporting is specified under legislation and regulations, as of February 2010

 

Notifiable Diseases

♦ means notifiable by telephone

Adverse events following immunisation

Amoebiasis

Amoebic meningitis♦

Anthrax♦

Arboviral encephalitis (includes Murray Valley, Kunjin and Japanese encephalitis viruses)

Barmah Forest Virus Infection

Botulism♦

Brucellosis

Campylobacter infection

Chancroid (soft sore)

Chlamydia (genital infection)

Cholera♦

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD:  classical or variant)

Cryptosporidiosis

Dengue Fever

Diptheria♦

Donovanosis (Granuloma inguinale)

Gonorrhoea

Haemolytic uraemic syndrome♦

Haemophilus influenzae type b infection (invasive)♦

Hepatitis A♦

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis D

Hepatitis E

HIV/AIDS (use separate notification form)

Influenza

Legionella infection♦

Leprosy

Leptospirosis

Listeriosis♦

Lyssavirus infection (includes Rabies and Australian Bat Lyssavirus)♦

 Malaria

Measles♦

Melioidosis

Meningococcal infection♦ 

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection

Mumps

Paratyphoid fever♦

Pertussis

Plague♦

Pneumococcal infection (invasive)

Poliomyelitis♦

Psittacosis (ornithosis)

Q fever

Rabies

Ross River Virus infection

Rotavirus

Rubella (congenital or non-congenital)

Salmonella infection

Scarlet Fever

Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia)

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)♦

Shiga toxin/Verotoxin producing E.coli (STEC/VTEC) infection♦

Shigellosis (Bacillary dysentery)

Smallpox♦

Syphilis (all stages)

Tetanus♦

Tuberculosis

Tularaemia♦

Typhoid fever♦

Typhus (Rickettsial infection)

Varicella (zoster, chickenpox and unspecified)

Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection

Viral haemorrhagic fevers (includes Crimean-Congo, Ebola, Lassa, Marburg viruses)♦

Yellow fever♦

Yersinia infection

 

For cases diagnosed in West Australia:

The Director
Communicable Disease Control Directorate
Department of Health
PO Box 8172
Perth Business Centre WA 6849

Phone: (08) 9388 4852
Facsimile: (08) 9388 4848
A/H Emergency: (08) 9328 0553

Medical Practitioners should have access to the notification package, which includes a pad of tear-off notification forms and pre-paid addressed envelopes.
At PMH, these are kept in the Consultants Office in the Emergency Department.

For more information, see WA Public Health Website – Communicable Diseases

Assessment

Management

Nursing

References

PMH ED Guidelines – Notifiable Diseases: Last updated – 24/09/14
Department of Health Notification Form

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