Metropolitan Communicable Disease Control

Metropolitan Communicable Disease Control (MCDC) works to protect the population by monitoring communicable diseases, giving expert advice to primary care providers who diagnose the diseases, and following-up contacts of disease to reduce the spread in the community. The service also works collaboratively with immunisation service providers and other stakeholders to deliver WA immunisation programs and implement strategies to improve immunisation.

MCDC is a metropolitan-wide service based in the North Metropolitan Health Service that provides disease control services to the North, East and South Metropolitan Health Services. This support includes advice on notifiable infectious disease and immunisation to hospitals, general practice, residential aged care, education facilities and child care centres, to ensure appropriate public health management of notifiable diseases and other communicable diseases of public health significance, including disease outbreaks.

Find more information on the notification of infectious diseases and related conditions (external site).

Reports

Notifiable Diseases in Perth – 2019 Snapshot (PDF)

Report of Notifiable Infectious Diseases in Metropolitan Perth 2019 (PDF)

Last Updated: 10/02/2021