CDC resources and publications

This page provides up-to-date information for health providers in the Northern Territory (NT) on all aspects of disease control. 

Key topics

Resources for health practitioners

Please note this list does not include all conditions notifiable in the NT.


Notify on clinical suspicion

NT CDC protocols and resources Other useful information and links Patient information


About Giving Vaccines (AGV)  AGV Courses   




Acute Post-Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis (APSGN) Dr to phone

APSGN Guideline

 Group A Strep
Acute Rheumatic Fever   See R Rheumatic Heart Disease   
Adverse Event Following Immunisation (AEFI)  

Management of anaphylaxis
AEFI - Reporting Form
BCG incident and side effects Reporting Form

TGA web page (DAEN)  
Anthrax Dr to phone  Public health response plan for Australia  
Arsenic Poisoning  Arsenic Poisoning Guideline   
Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABL) Dr to phone

ABL & Rabies PEP Protocol

National Guidelines

Bat lyssavirus
Avian Influenza Dr to phone  WHO Avian Influenza Information
National Guidelines

Azithromycin for trachoma

Azithromycin for Pertussis





Bacterial Vaginosis   See S STI Clinical Guidelines  Bacterial vaginosis
Barmah Forest Virus Infection   See M Mosquitoes  Barmah Forest Virus Infection
Bat Bites and Scratches   See A Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABL)   
Bites and Stings  

Saltmarsh Mosquito Pest Calendar 2017

Stinging and Itchy Caterpillars in the Top End of the NT

Biting Midge Pest Calendar 2017

Box Jellyfish  

Dangerous liaisons - sea water, box jellyfish and humans are a risky combination.The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin Vol 19, No. 8  3, September 2012

Global warming - rising sea surface temperatures - a longer box jellyfish season for the Northern Territory. The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin Vol 17, No. 1 March 2010

Box jellyfish in tropical Australia - new findings and the treatment and prevention of Chironex fleckeri stings. The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin  Vol 9, no 4, Dec 2002

Box Jellyfish- An Update from the Northern Territory and the NT Chironex fleckeri treatment protocol. The Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin Vol 7, no 4. December 2000


Box jellyfish


Campylobacteriosis    Campylobacteriosis




Cerebal palsy (CP)  

Cerebral Palsy Consent Form

Cerebral Palsy Register Information Sheet

Cerebral Palsy Record Form

National Register

Cerebral palsy child register
Chancroid Dr to phone  Melbourne Sexual Health Centre  



See M Mosquitoes



Chlamydial Conjunctivitis   See T Trachoma  Chlamydial Conjunctivitis
Chlamydial Genital Infection   See S Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)  

Chlamydial Genital Infection

Directions for partners

Cholera Dr to phone  

Immunisation Handbook

Ciguatera Fish Poisoning Dr to phone    
Cllinic 34 - Free Confidential Sexual Health Service  Clinic 34 (CDC programs and units)  

Clinic 34

Cold Chain Management  

Vaccine order form 

Childhood vaccination recording form 

Adult vaccination recording form 

Adverse event following immunisation form 

BCG incident and side effects reporting form

Strive for 5 fridge recording chart 

Wastage report

Lyssavirus post-exposure prophylaxis questionnaire 

National Vaccine Storage Guidelines  
Congenital Syphilis  

See S Syphilis

Contract Tracing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)   See S Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)   




National Guidelines


Diphtheria Dr to phone

Diphtheria Guideline

Disease Control Bulletin  

Refer to ePublications for available issues

Donovanosis (Granuloma Inguinale)  

See S STI Clinical Guidelines




Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Dr to phone  

National Guidelines
Australian Government DoH - Ebola Information



Falls Prevention (acute care and hospitals)  Falls Prevention information for patients and carers 

Emergency department falls risk screening and assessment poster

Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls in Older People. Best Practice Guidelines for Australian Hospitals

Guidebook for Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls in Older People. Australian Hospitals
Australian Commission - Falls Prevention Information Falls in hospital
Falls Prevention (in the community)  General practitioner falls management pathway Alice Springs

General practitioner falls management pathway Darwin and Palmerston

Falls checklist

Falls Poster. Falling is not part of getting older
Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls in Older People. Best Practice Guidelines for Australian Community Care

Guidebook for Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls in Older People. Australian Community Care

Falls and injury prevention

SafetyLit website

Australian Safe Communities Foundation website.

Falls Prevention (residential aged care)    Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls in Older People. Best Practice Guidelines for Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities

Guidebook for Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls in Older People. Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)    

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Fifth Disease (slapped cheek syndrome)    Fifth Disease

Firework-related injury survey report 2014. CDC Bulletin: Vol 21, No3, Sep 2014

Firework-related injury survey report 2013. CDC Bulletin: Vol 20, no 3, Sep 2013

Firework-related injury survey report 2012. CDC Bulletin: Vol 19, No. 4  3, September 2012

Firework-related injury survey report 2011. CDC Bulletin: Vol 18, No. 3 September 2011

Firework-related injury survey report 2010. CDC Bulletin: Vol.17 no. 3 Sept. 2010.pdf



Flu   See I Influenza  Flu vaccine


Gastroenteritis Dr to phone   


Glomerulonephritis Dr to phone See A APSGN   
Gonococcal Infection   See S Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)   
Gonococcal Conjunctivitis/Gonococcal Neonatal Opthalmia Dr to phone

Gonococcal Conjunctivitis Guideline

Group A Streptococcal Infection (IGAS) (Invasive)  Public health management of invasive group A streptococcal infection Group A streptococcal Infection (IGAS) (Invasive)

Group A streptococcal infection low literacy


Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome . Dr to phone    
Haemophilus Influenza-Type B (Hib) (Invasive) Dr to phone  

National Guidelines

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease    

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Head Lice  Head lice resources  

Head Lice

Hendra Virus Infection Dr to phone  

National Guidelines

Hendra Virus Infection

Hepatitis A Dr to phone  

National Guidelines

Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B  

Hepatitis B Vaccination and Public Health Guidelines

Hepatitis B Immunisation provider letter


Hepatitis B

Hepatitis C  

See S Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

Clinic 34 Information


Hepatitis C

HIV  Management of people with infectious diseases who knowingly put others at risk Guideline

Highly specialised drugs (HIV, HBV and HCV) prescribing

NTAHC - Information
National Guidelines

HIV post exposure prophylaxis






Childhood Vaccination Schedule

Childhood Influenza vaccination schedule

Adult and Special Groups Vaccination Schedule

Pneumococcal vaccination and revaccination guideline NT

Northern Territory immunisation register information

NT refugee vaccination policy

BCG vaccine information

Pneumococcal vaccination consent form

Diphtheria Tetanus and Pertussis vaccination

Varicella Chickenpox vaccination

Human Papillomavirus vaccine

Human Papillomavirus needle consent form

Influenza school consent form

See A About Giving Vaccines (AGV)
See O Occupational Vaccination

Immunisation Australia Program Information
Immunisation Australia Publications & Resources

ACIR History form (recording overseas and previous vaccinations)

Vaccination History Tables

Vaccine safety in Adolescent girls

Pregnancy and vaccination

Prevaccination checklist


Influenza Provider Letter
Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) Information

Information about Fluvax in children

National Guidelines
National Influenza Report
Immunisation Handbook
ATAGI 2016 Clinical Advice
ASPREN Information


Flu vaccine

Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion  

See Falls Prevention

Irukandji syndrome    Irukandji syndrome


Japanese Encephalitis Dr to phone

See M Mosquitoes

Immunisation Handbook Information

Japanese Encephalitis


Kunjin Virus Infection Dr to phone

See M Mosquitoes



Legionellosis Dr to phone  

National Guidelines



Leprosy Guideline

WHO leprosy elimination






Lymphogranuloma Venereum   Melbourne Sexual Health Centre - Information  
Lyssavirus Dr to phone

See A Australian Bat Lyssavirus



Malaria Dr to phone

Malaria Guideline



Mantoux Testing   See T Tuberculosis  Tuberculosis
Measles Dr to phone

Measles information for General Practitioners

National Guidelines


Medical entomology  View more in ePublications   
Melioidosis   Melioidosis poster


Meningococcal Infection Dr to phone  

National Guidelines

Meningococcal Infection

Mosquitoes   See Medical Entomology

Department of Medical Entomology University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital


Mumps  Mumps Information for General Practitioners  


Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)


National Guidelines
Australian Government DoH - MERS-CoV Information

Murray Valley Encephalitis Dr to phone  

National Guidelines

Murray Valley Encephalitis


Naegleria Fowleri    

Naegleria Fowleri

Needle Stick Injury   See O Occupational and other exposures to Blood Borne Viruses   
Needle and Syringe Program (NSP)   See S Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) NTAHC Information  
Nits   See H Headlice   
Non-tuberculous Mycobacterial Disease    Non-tuberculous Mycobacterial Disease


Oseltamivir   See I Influenza   
Occupational Vaccination   

Immunisation Handbook (see table 3.3.7)

Adult vaccinations

Your job and vaccinations you should get

Occupational and other exposures to Blood Borne Viruses   Emergency Service providers and BBV Information
National Occupational Health & Safety Commission Information


Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)   See S Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)  

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

Pertussis Dr to phone

Information for General Practitioners

See A Azithromycin

National Guidelines

Printable version:

Web version:

Pneumococcal Disease (Invasive)  Vaccination and Revaccination Schedule National Surveillance Information

See I Immunisation


Q Fever   Australian Q Fever Register

Q Fever


Rabies Dr to phone

See A Australian Bat Lyssavirus

Refugee Health   See I Immunisation   
Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease  

RHD program

RHD Register Log In

ARF RHD management flow chart

Rheumatic heart disease register access application form

RHD 2017 Program, Full Moon and New Moon Calendars 

Australian RHD Guidline

RHD Australia

Rheumatic heart disease
Ross River Virus Infection  

See M Medical Entomology


Ross River Virus Infection

Rotavirus Infection    

Rotavirus Infection


Salmonellosis (Including Paratyphoid)    


Scabies  Healthy Skin Program One Disease Information  
Scrub Typhus    

Scrub Typhus

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)


Contact Tracing Guidelines

RAHC e-learning
ASHM Information
Sexual health
Shiga-like toxin (Verocytotoxin) producing E coli infection (STEC) Dr to phone    


Shingles    Shingles
Stinger (Box Jellyfish) Safety   See B Box Jellyfish   
Strongyloidiasis    Strongyloidiasis

Congenital Syphilis Guideline

National Guidelines



Tetanus   Immunisation Handbook Information (see Table 4.19.1)  
Travel Vaccination   See Y Yellow Fever Refer to travel specialists web sites  
Trichomoniasis   See S Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)  



See A Azithromycin for Trachoma

Trachoma program

National Guidelines

CDNA Guidelines for the public health management of trachoma in Australia

WHO simplified Trachoma grading card

WHO Achieving community support for trachoma

Australian Annual Trachoma surveillance report

WHO Trichiasis surgery for trachoma: The Bilamellar tarsal rotation procedure.

Trachoma: A blinding scourge from the Bronze Age to the twenty-first century

Trachoma Story Kits and additional resources

Jimmy Little Foundation Thumbs Up Website

Remote Area Health Corp - Trachoma tutorial


Tuberculosis (TB) Dr to phone

TB Guidelines

TB test (Mantoux test) 

Mantoux test translations into Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Burmese, Dari, Farsi, French, Hazaragi, Nepalese, Somali, Swahili, Tamil

Treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) 

Latent tuberculosis infection translations in Arabic, Brahasa Indonesia, Dari, Filipino, Hazaragi, Somali, Swahili, Tamil, Vietnamese 

Tuberculosis treatment

Tuberculosis treatment translantions in Arabic, Burmese, Dari, Farsi, Filipino, Hazaragi, Indonesian, Somali, Swahili, Tamil, Vietnamese (2012)

Tuberculosis vaccine (BCG)

Two step Mantoux skin testing for TB in high risk groups

National Guidelines

WHO tuberculosis program

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (US) tuberculosis

Tuberculosis: TB

Typhoid Dr to phone   



See S Scrub Typhus



Vaccination   See I Immunisation   
Varicella Infection  

See C Chickenpox
See S Shingles

Vibrio Disease (Invasive) Dr to phone   

Vibrio Disease (Invasive)

Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers Dr to phone

See E Ebola



Whooping Cough Dr to phone See P Pertussis   


Yellow Fever Dr to phone

Yellow Fever vaccination providers

 Yellow Fever vaccination




See S Shingles

Zika    Federal Department of Health information

Last updated: 23 March 2017