The Communicable Disease Network Australia (CDNA) formed a working group in 2005 in order to develop national guidance regarding outbreaks of norovirus and suspected viral gastroenteritis, in response to increasing reports of outbreaks. These Guidelines are designed to complement existing state and territory guidelines.

Membership of Norovirus Guidelines Working Group

(in alphabetical order)

Dr Rod Givney (Chair, 2005–07)
Senior Staff Specialist, Microbiology
Hunter Area Pathology Service, New South Wales

Dr Kari Jarvinen
Public Health Medical Officer, Brisbane South Public Health Unit
Queensland Health, Queensland

Mr Martyn Kirk (Chair, 2007–08)
Senior Epidemiologist, OzFoodNet
Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, ACT

Dr Christopher McIver
Principal Hospital Scientist, Microbiology Department (SEALS)
Prince of Wales Hospital, New South Wales

Ms Adriana Milazzo (Project officer, 2005–07)
Epidemiologist
Department of Health, South Australia

Dr Avner Misrachi
Senior Medical Officer/Manager, Communicable Diseases Prevention Unit
Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania

Dr Lillian Mwanri
Public Health Officer, OzFoodNet, Communicable Disease Control Branch
Department of Health, South Australia

Dr Neil Parker (from 2008)
Director/Public Health Medical Officer, Darling Downs Population Health
Queensland Health, Queensland

Professor William Rawlinson
Virology Division, Microbiology Department, South-Eastern Area Laboratory Services (SEALS)
Prince of Wales Hospital, New South Wales

CDNA Secretariat
Jacqui Kane, Gillian Barber and Debra Gradie
Office of Health Protection
Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, ACT