Australian national notifiable diseases case definitions
Australian national notifiable diseases and case definitions
The Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) has agreed that the following list of communicable diseases are to be notified nationally and provided to the Commonwealth’s National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS). CDNA has developed the Surveillance Case Definitions available on this page.
Communicable Diseases Surveillance
Prepared by Communicable Diseases Network AustraliaPublished by Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
These data kept in the NNDSS provide a basis for developing public health policy, and identifying and responding to communicable disease outbreaks of national significance. The following list of communicable diseases to be notified nationally was endorsed by CDNA in September 2003 and by Health Ministers on 18 April 2008 as part of the National Health Security Agreement 2008.
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Laboratory definitions developed by the Public Health Laboratory Network are also available for some diseases.
National Surveillance Case Definitions for the Australian National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
Australian national notifiable diseasesClick on the links for each disease for the case definition
Diseases pending national notifiable status
CDNA national surveillance case definition
Last review date
|PHLN laboratory case definition||PHLN last review date|
|Chikungunya||Endorsed by CDNA|
12 May 2010
|Rotavirus||Pending review by CDWG||Rotavirus|
- Appendix A - National notifiable diseases sorted according to disease type
- Appendix B - Non-national notifiable diseases in Australia's States and Territories
- Appendix C - Notice regarding detection of IgGs
- Appendix D - Epidemiological linkage
- Appendix E - National Health Security Agreement
- Appendix F - National Health Security (National Notifiable Disease List) Instrument 2008