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  1. Haemophilus influenzae infections

    31 Aug 2018

    Haemophilus influenzae type b infections must be notified immediately in Victoria. Childhood immunisation is the most important preventive measure...

  2. Hand, foot and mouth disease

    06 Aug 2018

    In Victoria, hand, foot and mouth disease is not notifiable, but school and childcare exclusions do apply. Outbreaks are common among groups of children...

  3. Headlice

    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...

  4. Hendra virus disease

    06 Aug 2018

    In Australia, when Hendra virus is suspected in a horse, an inspector from the livestock health and pest authority or department of primary industries must be notified...

  5. Hepatitis A

    31 Aug 2018

    Hepatitis A must be notified immediately in Victoria. Outbreaks in Victoria have been associated with shellfish, lettuce, strawberries and blueberries...

  6. Hepatitis B

    31 Aug 2018

    Hepatitis B infections must be notified in Victoria. The hepatitis B vaccine is a part of the Australian childhood immunisation program...

  7. Hepatitis C

    31 Aug 2018

    Hepatitis C infection must be notified. Specific information is required to be notified under the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations 2009...

  8. Hepatitis D

    31 Aug 2018

    Hepatitis D must be notified in Victoria. Vaccination against hepatitis B prevents hepatitis D virus infection...

  9. Hepatitis E

    31 Aug 2018

    In Victoria, hepatitis E is a notifiable condition. It is not endemic in Australia, and most cases occur in travellers...

  10. Herpes simplex infections

    31 Aug 2018

    Herpes simplex virus infections manifest as cold sores (on the face) and genital herpes (in the genital area)...