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Gastroenteritis

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Gastroenteritis is the inflammation of the stomach and intestines. It may be caused by bacteria (such as campylobacter, salmonella and shigella), viruses (such as rotavirus or norovirus) or parasites (such as giardia and cryptosporidium).

Public health management guidelines

Notification

Attending medical practitioners/medical superintendents (or delegates)

To notify two or more associated cases of gastroenteritis, or where gastroenteritis is diagnosed in a food handler.

Notification resources

Enhanced surveillance for public health units

Resources for health professionals

Condition information

Search this database of all notifable conditions and find:

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Communicable diseases contacts

Ph: +61 7 3328 9724 / 9728
Fax: +61 7 3328 9782
Email: communicable diseases team
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Last updated: 21/07/2017 2:31:00 PM