Communicable Diseases2023-11-15T10:31:53+10:00

Communicable Diseases

The Communicable Disease Control Team works to prevent spread of disease in our community through early detection, surveillance, investigation and control of diseases that are transmitted from person-to-person or contracted from animals (zoonotic diseases), insects (vector-borne diseases) or the environment.

What we do:

      • Vaccine preventable diseases such as meningococcal disease, measles, polio and whooping cough
      • Other communicable diseases such as legionellosis, typhoid and hepatitis A
      • Mosquito-borne diseases such as Japanese encephalitis, dengue fever and Zika virus
      • Diseases transmitted to humans from animals including Q Fever, leptospirosis and Hendra virus
      • Potential exposures to Australian bat lyssavirus and rabies
      • Food and water borne disease outbreaks, such as salmonellosis, norovirus and cryptosporidiosis
  • Provide outbreak management advice and support to residential aged and disability care facilities e.g. influenza, COVID-19 and gastroenteritis
  • Provide expert advice to health professionals, governments, industry and community
  • Develop, implement and partner with others on projects and research to prevent and control communicable diseases
  • Human quarantine at Brisbane International Airport and Port of Brisbane
  • Joint program with local government and other agencies on mosquito control and mosquito borne diseases.’

Contact us

Phone: (07) 3624 1111
Fax: (07) 3624 1159
Postal Address: Locked Bag 2, Stafford DC 4053
Email: MNPHU_BusinessServices@

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