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, acute childhood encephalitis, invasive meningococcal disease, invasive group A streptococcus, Kawasaki disease and gram-negative bloodstream infections. 

PAEDS was initiated in 2007. It is coordinated by NCIRS and involves a network of clinicians and public health researchers in 7 Australian tertiary paediatric hospitals.

For more information, visit PAEDS.

Last updated November 2018