Fact sheet - Health conditions directory
Yellow fever is a serious viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes in
parts of Africa and South America. Symptoms can range from a
non-specific temperature to severe fatal disease and up to 15 to 25% of
people may have a relapse. While yellow fever does not occur in
Australia, quarantine precautions work to prevent the introduction of
yellow fever virus into Australian mosquitoes.
Public health management guidelines
Public Health Units
of all Pathological, clinical and provisional diagnosis notifiable conditions
- List of Public Health Unit contacts
- Notifiable conditions report form for Queensland clinicians (PHA S70) (PDF, 48kB) - if faxing notification, follow up by phone.
Enhanced surveillance for public health units
- Case report form (PDF, 227kB) - used by public health units to collect and manage more detailed information
for enhanced case surveillance.
Resources for health professionals
- Australian immunisation handbook - provides clinical guidelines for health professionals on the safest and most effective use of vaccines in their practice.
- Mosquito borne diseases – Queensland Health website for health professionals.