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  1. Bairnsdale ulcer – M. ulcerans infection

    31 Aug 2018

    Mycobacterium ulcerans infection must be notified in Victoria. The exact mode of transmission is unknown...

  2. Barmah Forest virus disease

    31 Aug 2018

    Barmah Forest virus (BFV) disease is notifiable. In Victoria, the number of notified cases per year varies largely depends on the conditions...

  3. Beauty therapy – infection prevention and control

    17 Apr 2016

    Beauty therapy procedures can transmit infections. These businesses should follow guidelines for infection control and prevention...

  4. Bird flu (avian influenza)

    06 Aug 2018

    Avian influenza (AI), commonly called bird flu, is an infectious viral disease of birds. Most AI viruses do not infect humans, but some strains can...

  5. Blood borne viruses - 2009

    16 Nov 2015

    Doctors and pathology services in Victoria are required to notify cases of certain infectious diseases to the Department of Health. This report outlines infectious disease notifications for 2009...

  6. Body art and tattoo businesses - infection prevention and control

    16 Nov 2015

    Body art procedures and tattooing carry a high risk of transmitting both viral and bacterial infections. Infection prevention and control in these types of businesses is extremely important...

  7. Botulism

    31 Aug 2018

    Botulism must be notified immediately in Victoria. Foodborne botulism – the most common form of botulism – is severe and often fatal...

  8. Bronchiolitis or croup

    06 Aug 2018

    In Australia, croup mainly affects young children. Bronchiolitis predominantly affects children in the first year of life...

  9. Browse all surveillance reports

    22 Feb 2016

    Browse all periodic reports available on infectious diseases in Victoria...

  10. Brucellosis (undulant fever, Malta fever)

    31 Aug 2018

    Brucellosis has been eradicated from Australian cattle herds, but it still present in feral pigs in northern Australia and is a risk to those who hunt or butcher wild pigs...