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This Determination is made under subsection 11(1) of the National Health Security Act 2007 which requires the Minister to establish, by legislative instrument, a list of diseases to be called the National Notifiable Disease List (NNDL).
Administered by: Health
General Comments: This Instrument commences on the commencement of Part 2 of the National Health Security Act 2007.
Made 17 Mar 2008
Registered 27 Mar 2008
Tabled HR 13 May 2008
Tabled Senate 13 May 2008

I, NICOLA ROXON, Minister for Health and Ageing, make this Instrument under section 11 of the National Health Security Act 2007.

Dated 17 March 2008

NICOLA ROXON


  

  

1              Name of Instrument

                This Instrument is the National Health Security (National Notifiable Disease List) Instrument 2008.

2              Commencement

                This Instrument commences on the commencement of Part 2 of the National Health Security Act 2007.

3              Definition

                In this Instrument:

Act means the National Health Security Act 2007.

4              Establishment of the National Notifiable Disease List

                For subsection 11 (1) of the Act, the National Notifiable Disease List, set out in Schedule 1, is established.


Schedule 1        National Notifiable Disease List

(section 4)

Part 1          Definition

                In Part 2:

NEC, for a disease, means not elsewhere classified in the National Notifiable Disease List.

Part 2          Diseases

Division 2.1    Bloodborne diseases

Item

Disease

2.1.1

Hepatitis (NEC)

2.1.2

Hepatitis B (newly acquired)

2.1.3

Hepatitis B (unspecified)

2.1.4

Hepatitis C (newly acquired)

2.1.5

Hepatitis C (unspecified)

2.1.6

Hepatitis D

 

Division 2.2    Gastrointestinal diseases

Item

Disease

2.2.1

Botulism

2.2.2

Campylobacteriosis

2.2.3

Cryptosporidiosis

2.2.4

Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (otherwise known as HUS)

2.2.5

Hepatitis A

2.2.6

Hepatitis E

2.2.7

Listeriosis

2.2.8

Salmonellosis

2.2.9

Shiga Toxin‑producing E. Coli or Verotoxin‑producing E. Coli (otherwise known, respectively, as STEC or VTEC)

2.2.10

Shigellosis

2.2.11

Typhoid fever

Division 2.3    Quarantinable diseases

Item

Disease

2.3.1

Cholera

2.3.2

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (human)

2.3.3

Plague

2.3.4

Rabies

2.3.5

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (otherwise known as SARS)

2.3.6

Smallpox

2.3.7

Viral haemorrhagic fever

2.3.8

Yellow fever

Division 2.4    Sexually transmissible infections

Item

Disease

2.4.1

Chlamydia

2.4.2

Donovanosis

2.4.3

Gonococcal infection

2.4.4

Syphilis — congenital

2.4.5

Syphilis — less than 2 years duration

2.4.6

Syphilis — more than 2 years duration or unspecified duration

Division 2.5    Vaccine preventable diseases

Item

Disease

2.5.1

Diphtheria

2.5.2

Haemophilus influenzae type b

2.5.3

Influenza (laboratory confirmed)

2.5.4

Measles

2.5.5

Mumps

2.5.6

Pertussis

2.5.7

Pneumococcal disease — invasive

2.5.8

Poliomyelitis

2.5.9

Rubella

2.5.10

Rubella — congenital

2.5.11

Tetanus

2.5.12

Varicella zoster infection — Chickenpox

2.5.13

Varicella zoster infection — Shingles

2.5.14

Varicella zoster infection — unspecified

Division 2.6    Vectorborne diseases

Item

Disease

2.6.1

Arbovirus infection (NEC)

2.6.2

Barmah Forest virus infection

2.6.3

Dengue virus infection

2.6.4

Japanese encephalitis virus infection

2.6.5

Kunjin virus infection

2.6.6

Malaria

2.6.7

Murray Valley encephalitis virus infection

2.6.8

Ross River virus infection

Note   Vectorborne means transmitted by an insect or other organism.

Division 2.7    Zoonoses

Item

Disease

2.7.1

Anthrax

2.7.2

Australian bat lyssavirus infection

2.7.3

Brucellosis

2.7.4

Leptospirosis

2.7.5

Lyssavirus infection (NEC)

2.7.6

Ornithosis (otherwise known as Psittacosis)

2.7.7

Q fever

2.7.8

Tularaemia

Note   The term Zoonoses refers to diseases which are communicable to humans from another animal species.

Division 2.8    Other bacterial diseases

Item

Disease

2.8.1

Legionellosis

2.8.2

Leprosy

2.8.3

Meningococcal disease — invasive

2.8.4

Tuberculosis

 

Division 2.9    Diseases under national surveillance performed by surveillance bodies other than the Department of Health and Ageing

Item

Disease

2.9.1

Creutzfeldt‑Jakob disease (otherwise known as CJD)

2.9.2

Variant Creutzfeldt‑Jakob disease (otherwise known as vCJD)

2.9.3

Human immunodeficiency virus (otherwise known as HIV)

2.9.4

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (otherwise known as AIDS)

Note   The term ‘surveillance bodies other than the Department of Health and Ageing’ refers to the following non‑government bodies:

(a)   the Australian National Creutzfeldt‑Jakob Disease Registry; and

(b)   the National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research.


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