Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Notifiable diseases are those with a significance for public health and must by law be reported to the Director of Public Health. This site provides basic information about the more common notifiable diseases for which surveillance is conducted in Tasmania.

For a full list of notifiable diseases please refer to the Guidelines for Notifiable Diseases

For queries about communicable disease issues call the Public Health Hotline - Tasmania on 1800 671 738.

Communicable disease

A communicable disease is an illness caused by a specific infectious agent or its toxic products that arises through transmission of that agent or its products from an infected person, animal or inaminate reservoir (eg from a food source or contaminated water) to a susceptible host.