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SARS-CoV-2 is the infective agent that causes COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified in humans December 2019. A global pandemic was declared in March 2020.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans.

For more information and current advice on COVID-19 in Queensland, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Health and wellbeing | Queensland Government

Public health management guidelines

Enhanced surveillance for public health units

  • Case report form – used by public health units to collect and manage more detailed information for enhanced case surveillance.

Notification resources

Resources for health professionals

Other resources

Condition information

Search this database of all notifable conditions and find:

  • control guidelines
  • notification requirements
  • health alert information
  • Resources

Communicable diseases contacts

Ph: +61 7 3328 9724 / 9728
Fax: +61 7 3328 9782
Email: communicable diseases team
Find: local public health unit

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Last updated: 25/02/2022 1:27:56 PM