A Practical Guide to assist in the Prevention and Management of Influenza Outbreaks in Residential Care Facilities in Australia

This practical guide was developed and considered by the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) for use by public health units during the 2008 influenza season.

Page last updated: 01 May 2009

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During its use, comments and suggestions are welcomed and should be forwarded to the CDNA Secretariat cdna@health.gov.au or CDNA Secretariat, Office of Health Protection, MDP 14, GPO Box 9848, CANBERRA ACT 2601.

This guide has input from Population Health Services, Central Area Health Service, Queensland Health (Dr Margaret Young, Ms Debbie Neucom and Dr Andrew Langley,) and ACT Health (Dr Ranil Appuhamy, Dr Charles Guest, Ms Riemke Kampen). The document builds on previous work by CDNA, Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Influenza Outbreaks in Residential Care Facilities in Australia, Guidelines for the Control of Respiratory Disease Outbreaks in Aged-care Facilities, and Influ-Info, Influenza Kit for Aged Care (Department of Health and Ageing).

CDNA is a subcommittee of the Australian Health Protection Committee, which reports to the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council.

This practical guide was developed in January 2009.


An html version of this document is being prepared. If you are having difficulty accessing the PDF, please contact cdna@health.gov.au for an alternate version to be sent to you.