Infectious Diseases

Council's Health Services department is responsible for the investigation of outbreaks of infectious diseases in conjunction with the Victorian Government's Department of Health.

This includes vaccine preventable diseases as well as food poisoning and diseases such as impetigo (school sores).

Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Surveillance (IDEAS)

The Victorian Government Department of Health website includes the Blue Book (Guidelines for the control of infectious diseases), along with various other fact sheets, guidelines, standards and legislation for the investigation, control and prevention of infectious diseases in a range of settings.

Detailed surveillance reports are available on the Department of Health website (updated daily), along with requirements and methods for notifying diseases.