Plague case definition

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

Page last updated: 12 March 2004

Australian national notifiable diseases case definitions - Plague

Reporting

Onlyconfirmed cases should be notified.

Confirmed case

A confirmed case requires Laboratory definitive evidence only.

Laboratory definitive evidence

Isolation of Yersinia pestis.


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