Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) Communicable Disease Control Team provides a range of services aimed at the treatment and prevention of notifiable infectious diseases. This involves the investigation both of individual cases of notifiable diseases
and outbreaks of such diseases in the community. This is a complex process that involves identification of the causative agents, tracing and screening of contacts and organising control measures to prevent spread of the disease in the community.
As part of its role, the Communicable Disease Team is also involved in advising and supporting contacts of notifiable infectious diseases. Public Health Nurses (PHNs) may also provide preventative medication or immunisation to contacts.
ARPHS liaises with District Health Boards and the Ministry of Health
, providing information to both the community and media on current health issues.
Surveillance reports on communicable diseases in the Auckland region are prepared by ARPHS which includes collated data from local authorities.
Coordination of Neonatal BCG vaccination
in the community and at Middlemore Hospital
is also a priority.
For all other information please contact the ARPHS on-call Assessment and Management Team on ph (09) 623 4600.
Communicable Diseases Dealt With by the Following Organisations: