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Infectious diseases A-Z for health professionals

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

Click on this link to take you to the Search for Circulars.
Select "Disease Control" in the category box, and then click "Search" to bring up the list of
Operational Directives relating to prevention and management of Communicable Diseases.

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A

Acute rheumatic fever
Description : See Rheumatic fever
 
AIDS (Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome)

 
Amoebiasis (Amoebic dysentery)

 
Amoebic meningitis

 
Anthrax

 
Arboviral encephalitis

 
Australian bat lyssavirus

 

B

Barmah Forest virus infection

 
Bilharzia
Description : See Schistosomiasis
 
Botulism

 
Brucellosis

 

C

Campylobacter infection

 
Chancroid (soft sore)

 
Chickenpox
Description : See Varicella
 
Chikungunya

 
Chlamydia (excluding eye infections)
Description : See also Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)
 
Cholera

 
Clostridium botulinum
Description : See Botulism
 
Communicable Disease Guidelines Booklet

 
Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD: classical or variant)

 
Cryptosporidiosis

 

D

Dengue fever

 
Diphtheria

 
Donovanosis (granuloma inguinale)

 
Dysentery
Description : See Shigellosis
 

F

Flavivirus
Description : See Dengue Fever
 
Flavivirus infection-unspecified

 

G

Gastroenteritis

 
Giardiasis

 
Gonorrhoea

 

H

Haemolytic uraemic syndrome

 
Haemophilus influenza type B infection (invasive)

 
Hanson's Disease
Description : See Leprosy
 
Hepatitis A

 
Hepatitis B

 
Hepatitis C

 
Hepatitis D

 
Hepatitis E

 
HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus)

 
Human Swine Flu (Health Providers) 2010

 
Hydatid disease

 

I

Influenza for health providers

 

J

Japanese encephalitis virus infection

 

K

Kunjin virus (also known as West Nile/Kunjin virus)

 

L

Legionella infection

 
Legionnaires Disease
Description : See Legionella infection
 
Leprosy

 
Leptospirosis

 
Listeria

 
Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)
Description : See also Chlamydia
 
Lyssavirus infection
Description : See Rabies
 
Lyssavirus-unspecified

 

M

Mad Cow Disease (Human form)
Description : See Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD: classical or variant)
 
Malaria

 
Measles

 
Melioidosis

 
Meningococcal infection – meningitis, septicaemia

 
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection

 
MRSA
Description : See Methicillin Resistant Stapylococcus Aureas (MRSA) infection
 
Mumps

 
Murray Valley encephalitis virus infection

 
Mycobacterial disease
Description : See Tuberculosis
 

N

Naegleria fowleri
Description : See Amoebic meningitis
 
Norovirus

 

P

Paratyphoid fever

 
Pertussis (Whooping cough)

 
Plague

 
Pneumococcal infection (invasive)

 
Poliomyelitis

 
Psittacosis (ornithosis)

 

Q

Q fever

 

R

Rabies

 
Rheumatic fever (acute)

 
Rickettsia (typhus and others)

 
Ross River virus infection

 
Rotavirus

 
Rubella

 

S

Salmonella infection

 
SARS
Description : See Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
 
Scarlet Fever

 
Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia)

 
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

 
Shiga toxin (Verotoxin) producing E coli (STEC/VTEC) infection

 
Shigellosis (includes dysentery)

 
Shingles
Description : See Varicella
 
Smallpox

 
Syphilis

 

T

Tetanus

 
Trachoma

 
Tuberculosis

 
Tularaemia

 
Typhoid fever

 
Typhus
Description : See Rickettsia
 

V

Varicella

 
Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection

 
Viral Haemorrhagic fevers (Crimean-Congo, Ebola, Lassa, Marburg)

 

W

Whooping Cough
Description : See Pertussis
 

Y

Yellow fever

 
Yersinia infection

 
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