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By Yvonne Zurynski, Paula A Cronin and Elizabeth J Elliott


conducts national active surveillance of rare diseases of childhood, including infectious and vaccine preventable diseases, genetic disorders, childhood injuries and mental health conditions. Studies of communicable and vaccine-preventable diseases are supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing through its communicable diseases program. This report is a summary of surveillance results for communicable and/or vaccine preventable diseases studied through the APSU in 2005. In 2005, eight communicable or vaccine preventable conditions were studied: • acute fl accid paralysis (AFP);* • congenital cytomegalovirus infection; • congenital rubella infection; • perinatal exposure to HIV and HIV infection; • neonatal herpes simplex virus infection; • hepatitis C virus infection; • non-tuberculous Mycobacterium infection; and • neonatal group B Streptococcus infection.

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