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  1. Patient-centred risk management strategy for multi-resistant organisms

    06 Feb 2017

    The patient-centred risk management strategy for multi-resistant organisms helps Victorian health services to assess risk in individual patients...

  2. Pediculosis (head lice)

    06 Aug 2018

    Head lice is very common in children. The prevalence of head lice on Australian primary–school aged children could be 60 per cent in some areas...

  3. Personal care and body art - infection prevention and control requirements

    15 Dec 2019

    If you work at a personal care or body art business, you are responsible for people’s safety. Infection prevention and control is important...

  4. Pertussis (whooping cough)

    31 Aug 2018

    In Australia, pertussis is becoming more common. Confirmed pertussis (or whooping cough) must be notified within five days of diagnosis...

  5. Pinworm (threadworm) infection

    06 Aug 2018

    The pinworm is the most common helminth parasite of temperate regions. These infections are found worldwide and affect all socioeconomic groups...

  6. Plague

    31 Aug 2018

    Plague must be notified immediately in Victoria and is subject to quarantine. Y. pestis, the infectious bacterium, is not endemic in Australia...

  7. Poliomyelitis

    31 Aug 2018

    In Victoria, poliomyelitis must be notified immediately. School exclusions apply. Vaccination is the best way to prevent and eradicate poliomyelitis...

  8. Protecting patient privacy in Victoria

    15 Dec 2019

    Doctors must notify the department of certain infectious diseases. They must also inform the patient that their information is being shared...

  9. Psittacosis (ornithosis, parrot fever)

    31 Aug 2018

    Psittacosis is notifiable in Victoria. C. psittaci is highly infectious, and people can become infected after close contact with infected birds...

  10. Public Consultation: Proposed Public Health and Wellbeing (Prescribed Accommodation) Regulations 2020

    15 Sep 2020

    Consultation: Proposed Public Health and Wellbeing (Prescribed Accommodation) Regulations 2020...