Nulungu Journal Articles

Communicable disease outbreaks: What is a case?


The role of the general practitioner (GP) as the medical expert at the centre of Australia’s multidisciplinary primary healthcare system is never more acute than when populations are threatened by a communicable disease epidemic. This series is a refresher covering key concepts. This second article focuses on case definitions, testing and early phases of a public health response.


epidemic, communicable disease, COVID-19, general practitioner (GP), role, case definitions, testing, public health response

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