Pneumococcal disease (invasive) case definition

This document contains the case definitions for pneumococcal disease (invasive) 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 - Pneumococcal disease - invasive

Reporting

Only confirmed cases should be notified.

Confirmed case

A confirmed case requires Laboratory definitive evidence only.

Laboratory definitive evidence

1. Isolation of Streptococcus pneumoniae from a normally sterile site by culture

OR

2. Detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae from a normally sterile site by nucleic acid testing.


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