About HUS

Patients with haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) have acute renal failure, a low red blood cell count (anaemia) low blood platelets (thrombocytopenia). This condition occurs in a small number of patients who are infected with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC).

Disease type: 
Gastrointestinal
Vaccination available under NIP: 
No
Notifiable disease: 
Yes

Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

For information about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see the Victorian government's HUS page

Surveillance and reporting

HUS is a nationally notifiable disease.

We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System.

For more on HUS in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence

Last updated: 
14 June 2022