Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS)

The Paediatric Active Enhanced Disease Surveillance (PAEDS) network conducts active, hospital-based surveillance of serious childhood conditions, particularly vaccine preventable diseases and adverse events following immunisation. 

The conditions under surveillance by PAEDS are acute flaccid paralysis, intussusception, varicella and herpes zoster, pertussis, febrile seizures, influenza and acute childhood encephalitis. 

PAEDS was initiated in 2007. It is coordinated by NCIRS and the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU) and involves a network of clinicians and public health researchers in five Australian tertiary paediatric hospitals.

Further information is available on the PAEDS website.