Common handbooks and reference guides
Control of Communicable Diseases Manual:
This is a text book with concise information about infectious diseases including the public health response required.
The Australian Immunisation Handbook, 9th edition:
This publication provides information about vaccine preventable diseases, the vaccines and some useful public health information.
Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic. Therapeutic Guidelines Limited: Melbourne.
Not available online but details of purchase can be found here:
This provides the recommend antibiotic treatment for infectious diseases.
Operational Directives and Information Circulars
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Operational Directives relating to prevention and management of Communicable Diseases.