Syphilis and other infectious diseases of public health significance
GPs are at the forefront of diagnosing and managing many infectious diseases. In so doing, they also play a pivotal role in public health management.
The current syphilis outbreak in WA has resulted in changes to recommendations for clinical practice. The resumption of international travel coupled with post-pandemic reductions in vaccination rates make the community more vulnerable to outbreaks of diseases such as measles, mumps and pertussis.
Post-exposure prophylaxis for rabies is urgent, therefore clinicians should be aware of processes toward initiating management.
This webinar will address these diseases, covering clinical presentation, up to date testing protocols, management and contact tracing.
- Dr Suzanne McEvoy, MBBS (Hons), MAppEpid, PhD, FAFPHM – Public Health Physican, Metropolitan Communicable Disease Control
- Dr Grace Phua, MBBS (Hons), FRACGP – General Practitioner, Syphilis Response Team, Metropolitan Communicable Disease Control
*This CPD activity has been approved for 1 hour of Educational Activities for RACGP CPD.