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  1. Salmonellosis

    31 Aug 2018

    Salmonellosis is a notifiable disease in Victoria, and school exclusions apply. Victoria has about 2,000 cases of salmonellosis reported each year...

  2. Scabies

    06 Aug 2018

    Scabies is a highly contagious parasitic skin infestation. (Norwegian) scabies is a particularly virulent infestation...

  3. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

    31 Aug 2018

    SARS must be notified immediately in Victoria. Health authorities are vigilant in SARS surveillance, to quickly detect another outbreak...

  4. Shigellosis

    31 Aug 2018

    In Victoria, shigellosis is a notifiable disease, and school exclusions apply. The infectious dose is low, and may be as few as 10 organisms...

  5. Slapped cheek disease

    06 Aug 2018

    Erythema infectiosum, or slapped check disease, is a mild disease that is common in children. Outbreaks are in the winter and spring...

  6. Smallpox (variola)

    31 Aug 2018

    Smallpox must be notified immediately in Victoria. Smallpox is a severe, prostrating illness characterised by fever and a rash...

  7. Staphylococcal infections

    06 Aug 2018

    Staphylococcal infection is usually mild, but methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is of growing concern in hospitals and the community...

  8. Streptococcal disease (Group A beta-haemolytic streptococcus)

    06 Aug 2018

    Group A streptococci (GAS) causes a variety of infections, from throat and skin infections, to fevers and severe invasive diseases...

  9. Syphilis

    31 Aug 2018

    Syphilis – a complex disease with many sequelae – is notifiable in Victoria. Child Protection must be notified if a child could be sexually abused...