A medical condition prescribed under the Public Health Regulation 2005 (Qld) as a contagious condition. The medical conditions currently listed as contagious conditions are - Diphtheria, Enterovirus 71 (EV71), Gastroenteritis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Hepatitis A, Measles, Meningococcal infection (invasive), Paratyphoid, Pertussis (whooping cough), Poliomyelitis – wild type and vaccine associated, Tuberculosis, Typhoid, Varicella – zoster virus infection (chickenpox).
A pathogen that is able to cause disease in its host e.g. a virus, bacterium, fungus, protozoa.
People who are at the worksite, who are not staff or students. This is generally volunteers, visitors and contractors.
Standard precautions are work practices that assume that all blood and body substances are potentially infectious. Standard precautions should be used as a first-line approach to preventing infection and should be adopted for contact with all blood and body substances.