Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS)

Find out how we define and monitor cases of HUS, and where you can learn more about this disease.

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:
Vaccination available under NIP:
Notifiable disease:

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

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