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1

How would you find out about the major infectious disease in WA?

- Notifiable infectious disease
- Non-notifiable infectious diseases (research, non-mandatory surveillance system)

2

Why are notifiable diseases reported?

- Prompt public health management of case and the contacts
- Early ID of disease outbreaks
- Evaluate the effectiveness of prevention programs (i.e. immunizations)
- Identify high risk groups for targeting prevention programs
- Health service planning

3

What are the most commonly notified infectious diseases (in WA and Autralia)

- Chlamydia, pertussis, influenza, campylobacter

4

what is R0?

The basic reproduction number. This is the number of secondary causes which one case would prpduce in a completely susceptible population

5

What are some events that require statutory disease notification?

Acute rheumatic fever, addiction to drugs, cancer, cervical cancer testing, death of women from pregnancy or childbirth, lead poisoning, HIV/AIDS, perinatal and infant deaths

6

Who can report adverse events following immunisation?

Both the doctor and the patient

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