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Guidelines for the Investigation of Gastrointestinal Illness

This publication and the accompanying guides have been produced for those involved in the investigation of a number of infectious diseases caused by gastroenteritis. It guides investigators from the time the incident is detected, through the investigational requirements, to the implementation of control measures.

Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Roles and responsibilities
  3. Single incidents of gastroenteritis
  4. Gastroenteritis outbreak investigation
  5. Controlling outbreaks of gastroenteritis
  6. Laboratory testing during outbreaks and sporadic case investigation
  • Bibliography
  • Appendices

Industry specific guides

Industry specific guides have been written for proprietors and managers to assist them in the process of notifying and managing gastroenteritis outbreaks.

  A guide for the management and control of gastroenteritis outbreaks in aged care, special care, health care and residential care facilities
  A guide to for the management and control of gastroenteritis outbreaks in children's centres
  A guide for the management and control of gastroenteritis outbreaks in camp facilities

If you suspect that a gastrointestinal outbreak is occurring at your facility refer to the guide for help and advice.