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Notifiable disease processes for Auckland and Northland - Te Tai Tokerau

Diseases requiring urgent notification should be notified on clinical suspicion; do not wait for laboratory confirmation.

  • Chemical injury
  • Fish poisoning / marine toxin poisoning (including Ciguatera fish poisoning and Scombroid poisoning)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis E
  • Ill traveller (e.g. diagnosed with a suspected notifiable disease upon arrival into New Zealand)
  • Listeria (invasive)
  • Measles
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Mumps
  • Paratyphoid
  • Pertussis
  • Shigella (culture positive and non-sonnei)
  • Viral gastroenteritis including norovirus (if two or more cases linked to the same source; there is a high-risk of onward transmission, or causative agent is non-infectious gastrointestinal intoxicants)
  • Typhoid
  • Outbreak of any notifiable disease – an outbreak is defined as two or more cases linked to a common source
  • Anthrax
  • Botulism
  • Cholera (if toxigenic strain)
  • Diphtheria (if toxigenic strain)
  • Enterobacter / Cronobacter sakazakii
  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
  • Haemophilus Influenzae type B (if probable/confirmed type B)
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
  • Nipah
  • Plague
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Rabies and other lyssaviruses
  • Ricin poisoning
  • Rubella
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
  • Smallpox
  • Staphylococcal toxin poisoning
  • Tetanus
  • Viral haemorrhagic fevers, e.g. Ebola

Diseases requiring urgent notification should be notified on clinical suspicion; do not wait for laboratory confirmation. Outside of office hours please also call 09 623 4600 after sending an eReferral/notification email to inform the on-call medical officer of health.

ED, ID and general medicine hospital departments in the metro-Auckland region can use eReferrals to notify public health.

All other medical practitioners should notify public health by email. Please complete the relevant notification form and send it to notify@adhb.govt.nz. Bespoke notification forms are available for:

The generic notification form should be used for all other notifiable diseases.

Syphilis, gonorrhoea, AIDS and HIV infection should be notified to ESR, or through Auckland Region Community HealthPathways.

To notify public health of other hazards or environmental events, or for additional information and support, please email notify@adhb.govt.nz or call 09 623 4600.

For further information visit Auckland HealthPathways– Notifiable diseases  .

Diseases requiring urgent notification should be notified on clinical suspicion via phone 09 430-4101 ext 60592 and by eReferral to Notifiable Disease; do not wait for laboratory confirmation. Outside of office hours please inform the Medical Officer of Health by phoning 09 430-4100 and asking for the on-call Health Protection Officer, in addition to sending an eReferral.

  • All other non–urgent notifications can be sent via eReferral, by selecting Notifiable Disease.
  • Syphilis, gonorrhoea, AIDS and HIV infection should be notified to ESR.
  • For additional support or information contact the Whangārei office on (09) 430‑4101 ext. 60592 (Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 4.30 pm).
  • For further information see Northland HealthPathways.

Non-urgent disease notification and hazardous substances

Information on notifying non-urgent notifiable diseases and hazardous substances, and additional resources and information.

A full list of diseases notifiable by health practitioners and laboratories to a medical officer of health is available from the Ministry of Health.

In Auckland, please email a generic notification form to notify@adhb.govt.nz or call (09) 623 4600 to notify us about a non-urgent disease or illness, or to report an emerging public health issue.

In Northland, please send an eReferral to Notifiable Disease to notify public health. For support call (09) 430‑4101 ext. 60592. This number is available Monday to Friday, 8am - 4.30pm. After hours, leave a message on the answer phone (to be cleared next business day).

Medical practitioners are also required to report to the local medical officer of health any patient suffering from poisoning or injury from hazardous substances (Section 143 Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996) or from chemical contamination of the environment (Health Act 1956), such as pesticide poisoning.

For information about Hazardous Substances Surveillance, visit the Environmental Health Indicators New Zealand website.

To notify us of an environmental event or hazard:

  • in Auckland – Tāmaki Makaurau call 09 623 4600
  • in Northland – Te Tai Tokerau call 09 430-4100 and ask for the on-call Health Protection officer

Health practitioners are required by Section 74 of the Health Act 1956 to report to the medical officer of health (MOH) any patient they have 'reasonable suspicion' is suffering from a notifiable disease (list of diseases).

Medical practitioners are also required to report to the local medical officer of health any patient suffering from poisoning or injury from hazardous substances or from chemical contamination of the environment such as pesticide poisoning (section 143 2(A) of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996).

Sexually transmitted infections (STI) notifiable under the Health Act 1956 are syphilis, gonorrhoea, AIDS and HIV infection. These should be notified to ESR through its website, or through Auckland Region Community Health Pathways. ARPHS does not receive these notifications.

Last updated 17.4.2024

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