Group A streptococcal disease notification

From 1 March 2024, invasive group A streptococcal disease (iGAS) will become an urgent notifiable condition for medical practitioners and pathology services in Victoria.

Diagnosis of iGAS relies on the laboratory detection of Streptococcus pyogenes and clinical information.
• Medical practitioners and pathology services must notify cases of iGAS immediately upon diagnosis to the Department of Health. Pathology services must also provide written notification within 5 working days.

Further information here

Issued by: Dr Clare Looker, Chief Health Officer