Infection prevention and control guidelines

11. Disease surveillance and outbreak response

Response procedure

      1. Response procedure

Response procedure

Practices must set up procedures to respond to disease outbreaks, including protocols for receiving notification of emerging pathogens of concern promptly, for notifying the state or territory health department of notifiable diseases, and for minimising the risk of infection transmission. Systems must also be in place to enable authorities to identify people with whom an infected patient has been in contact (contact tracing).