Surveillance of notifiable conditions
The Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB) conducts state-wide surveillance of all notifiable conditions in South Australia. The collection and analysis of surveillance information is used to initiate immediate public health action designed to minimise the transmission of infectious diseases. Surveillance information is also used to develop, evaluate and improve public health policy such as the National Immunisation Program.
The South Australian Public Health Act 2011 provides the legislative framework for the collection and reporting of surveillance information. The Act requires medical practitioners and laboratories to notify each episode of infection to the Communicable Disease Control Branch.
SA Health routinely publishes reports on notifiable conditions in South Australia.
- Weekly epidemiological summary (PDF 159KB)
- 8 week epidemiological summary (PDF 110KB)
- Summary of outbreaks reported to CDCB in South Australia (PDF 196KB)
- 5 year and year to date comparison report (PDF 128KB)
- Weekly sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses summary (PDF 141KB)
SA Health routinely publishes charts that monitor the activity of notifiable conditions in South Australia.
- chickenpox (PDF 133KB)
- influenza (PDF 191KB)
- pertussis (whooping cough) (PDF 179KB)
- rash-causing illness (PDF 204KB)
- respiratory illnesses (PDF 207KB)
- rotavirus (PDF 188KB)
- shingles (PDF 189KB)
- viral diarrhoea (PDF 199KB)
SA Health publishes annual reports on all notifiable conditions in South Australia.
Disease Surveillance and Investigation
Sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses
- 2014 annual report (PDF 1378KB)
- 2013 annual report (PDF 1097KB)
- 2012 annual report (PDF 944KB)
- 2011 annual report (PDF 615KB)
- 2010 annual report (PDF 1.26MB)
For further information on these reports, please contact the Communicable Disease Control Branch.