Fact sheet - Health conditions directory
Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease caused by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with Vibrio cholerae bacteria. Cases in Australia are typically seen only in travellers arriving from countries where the disease is still common, such as Africa, Central Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Public health management guidelines
Attending medical practitioners/medical superintendents (or delegates)
Public health units
- List 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, 504kB) - 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.