What Communicable Diseases Must Be Reported?

List of notifiable diseases

  • Acute encephalitis.
  • Acute infectious hepatitis.
  • Acute meningitis.
  • Acute poliomyelitis.
  • Anthrax.
  • Botulism.
  • Brucellosis.
  • Cholera.

What communicable diseases must be reported to the CDC?

Diseases reportable to the CDC include:

  1. Anthrax.
  2. Arboviral diseases (diseases caused by viruses spread by mosquitoes, sandflies, ticks, etc.) such as West Nile virus, eastern and western equine encephalitis.
  3. Babesiosis.
  4. Botulism.
  5. Brucellosis.
  6. Campylobacteriosis.
  7. Chancroid.
  8. Chickenpox.

Who do you report communicable diseases to?

Medical doctors, osteopaths, veterinarians, podiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, nurse midwives, infection control practitioners, medical examiners, coroners, dentists, and administrators of health facilities and clinics knowing of a case or suspected case of a communicable disease are

Why do notifiable diseases have to be reported?

Notifiable disease. A notifiable disease is any disease that is required by law to be reported to government authorities. The collation of information allows the authorities to monitor the disease, and provides early warning of possible outbreaks.

What STDs should be reported?

Reportable STI. In BC, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and HIV are examples of reportable infections. When lab tests for these sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are positive, these results are reported to the local medical health officer to help prevent the spread of communicable infections.

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