Infectious Diseases Epidemiology & Surveillance
This site includes the Blue Book (Guidelines for the control of infectious diseases), along with various other fact sheets, guidelines, standards and legislation for the investigation, control and prevention of infectious diseases in a range of settings. Detailed surveillance reports are available (updated daily), along with requirements and methods for notifying diseases.
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Patient delivered partner therapy (PDPT) describes the practice in which treatment is prescribed for the sexual partner/s of an index patient diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection, as well as the index patient. The patient then delivers a prescription, or the treatment, to their partner/s. The department has developed guidance and information for clinicians on the safe use of patient delivered partner therapy for chlamydia infection in Victoria.
(Thu 27th Aug 2015)
HIV/AIDS in Victoria - surveillance report for May 2015. Includes information about new diagnoses, deaths, exposure category, mode of transmission and testing history.
(Fri 17th Jul 2015)
Tabulated summaries are produced daily for all notifiable conditions in Victoria. Summaries are provided with various distributions including: Age/sex, Local Government Areas, Department of Health & Human Services Regions, and special reports are available for influenza and pertussis.
(Tue 31st Mar 2015)
The 2013 HIV/AIDS annual summary is prepared by the Burnet Institute for the Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, Health Protection Branch, Department of Health & Human Services
(Thu 12th Mar 2015)
See link for full details
(Mon 16th Feb 2015)
The department has updated the Victorian Ebola Virus Disease Plan. The Plan and supporting resources are available via this link.
(Mon 16th Feb 2015)
The department has updated the Victorian Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza (VHMPPI). The Plan and supporting resources are available via this link.
(Sat 1st Nov 2014)