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  1. Infectious diseases

    22 Jul 2020

    Guidelines and advice for health professionals about infectious diseases...

  2. Infectious diseases surveillance in Victoria

    09 Jul 2020

    The department routinely publishes reports on infectious diseases in Victoria, including surveillance reports released daily, monthly and annually...

  3. Avian influenza (bird flu)

    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...

  4. Dengue virus disease

    31 Aug 2018

    Dengue virus infection is notifiable in Victoria. There are two forms – dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever, the latter of which is severe...

  5. Measles

    31 Aug 2018

    Measles must be notified immediately in Victoria. Measles is vaccine-preventable, as part of the MMR (measles–mumps–rubella) vaccine...

  6. Disease information and advice

    Disease information and advice

    A-Z list of blue book diseases with descriptions, notification requirements, school exclusions and management guidelines...

  7. Chickenpox and shingles (varicella / herpes zoster)

    31 Aug 2018

    Chickenpox and shingles are contagious diseases that must be notified within 5 days of diagnosis, and can be controlled by vaccination...

  8. Viral gastroenteritis (not rotavirus)

    06 Aug 2018

    In Victoria, viral gastroenteritis (not rotavirus) cases should be excluded. Norovirus is the major cause of non-bacterial gastroenteritis outbreaks...

  9. Amoebiasis

    06 Aug 2018

    Amoebiasis is caused by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica. Most infections are asymptomatic, but can cause intestinal or extra-intestinal disease...

  10. Cytomegalovirus infection

    06 Aug 2018

    Primary cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection may cause a mononucleosis-type syndrome. CMV is an important cause of congenital viral infections in Australia...