Cholera case definition

This document contains the case definitions for Cholera which is nationally notifiable within Australia. This definition should be used to determine whether a case should be notified.

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Australian national notifiable diseases case definitions - Cholera



Version
Status
Last reviewed
Implementation date
1.1  No Change 14 August 2008 14 August 2008
1.0 Initial case definition 2004 2004

Reporting

Only confirmed cases should be notified.

Confirmed case

A confirmed case requires laboratory definitive evidence only.

Laboratory definitive evidence

Isolation of toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O1 or O139.

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