Infectious Diseases Reports

Surveillance is vital for managing and controlling infectious diseases. Our Microbiology department is continually monitoring the infectious diseases circulating in our region. It is now drawing on the information it gathers to provide you with easy-to-read up-to-the minute reports.



Respiratory Viruses

Weekly reports of significant infectious diseases circulating in our area of service. Updates are made mid-week.

The data comprises results of direct detection of respiratory viruses using PCR and does not include serological results (indirect detection of specific antibodies). The molecular diagnosis of respiratory infections has now become the mainstay of diagnosis providing much more timely diagnosis of acute infection.

View and download reports here: Respiratory Viruses Reports

 

Arbovirus Reports

Weekly reports of significant infectious diseases circulating in our area of service. Updates are made mid-week.

The data comprises results of serology for 3 important arboviruses: Ross River, Barmah Forest and Chikungunya Viruses.  

View and download reports here: Arbovirus Reports

 

Clostridium difficile Reports

Weekly reports of Clostridium difficile isolations according to the origin of the sample received. Updates are made mid-week.

The data comprises results of infections acquired in hospital, residential aged care and the community.

View and download reports here: Clostridium difficile Reports

 

Antibiogram Reports

Aggregated yearly reports of cumulative antibiograms are available for community patients, those originating in residential aged care facilities and those who are in hospital.

The reports have been constructed in accordance with the Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care.

These reports can be a useful resource for local antimicrobial stewardship groups to inform empirical therapy recommendations per therapeutic guidelines and formulary management.

View and download reports here: Antibiogram Reports

 

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