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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
- Read Queensland
Health Interim Illness Outbreak Management Guidelines (PDF, 1MB)
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.
- 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
- Gastrointestinal/Foodborne outbreak summary form (XLS, 89KB) - used by public health units to report summary information about gastrointestinal and foodborne outbreak investigations to OzFoodNet.
- Institutional non-foodborne gastroentestinal outbreak summary form (XLS, 75KB) - used by public health units to report summary information about institutional non-foodborne gastrointestinal outbreak investigations to OzFoodNet.
Resources for health professionals
- Prevention and management of a gastroenteritis outbreak in a camp facility (PDF, 461kB) – a manual for camp facilities, schools and community groups.
- Viral or suspected viral gastroenteritis outbreaks (PDF, 281kB) - information for directors and staff of early childhood education and care services.