A-Z list of all communicable diseases with links to relevant public health management guidelines, notification procedures, and any training or resources for health professionals relating to that condition.
Monkeypox has been declared a Communicable Disease Incident of National Significance in Australia. For up-to-date information including the latest medical advice please refer to Queensland Health communicable disease control guidance and Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care MPox (monkeypox).
The Australasian Sexual Health Alliance has released for the first time, Australian Management Guidelines for STIs in primary care. The guidelines cover a range of topics including populations and situations for asymptomatic screening recommendations, syndromes for guidance about managing specific clinical scenarios and to STIs for specific management of a diagnosed infection.
In the context of rising gonorrhoea and syphilis notifications, the Queensland Health sexually transmissible infection (STI) and blood borne virus (BBV) testing tool has been updated and is now available for use in primary care. The revision includes new recommendations for asymptomatic men who have sex with men, and other clinical feedback.
The Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care provides information for General Practitioners including defining and monitoring cases of hepatitis C can be accessed here.
Hepatitis Queensland is a community based, non-government organisation and provides information and resources for people affected by, or at risk of viral hepatitis.
Queensland Positive People have produced a fact sheet for Medicare Ineligible People accessing their HIV treatment and care in Queensland. The fact sheet explores avenues for obtaining HIV treatment for people without Australian Medicare Cards – such as accessing generic medicines online, compassionate access programs, or clinical trials (where available). The fact sheet also discusses Australia’s Reciprocal Healthcare Agreements, personal importation of medicines, and how to access HIV medical treatment and care within Queensland.
Australian Q Fever Register – Information about Q Fever for GPs
Queensland Health provide information and resources regarding Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease.