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).
Vaccination available under NIP:
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.