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Australian National Disease Surveillance Plan for COVID-19

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Publication date: 
29 May 2020
Last updated: 
22 April 2021
Publication type: 
Strategy or framework
Intended audience: 
General public

This document establishes the national approach to disease surveillance for COVID-19. Disease surveillance is the ongoing systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of health-related information.

The plan is a living document that will be regularly updated as disease surveillance priorities and needs change.

The key epidemiological information collected through this plan informs the Australian Government’s public health policy to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Australia.

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