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  List of notifiable diseases - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Diseases which must, by law, be reported to governmental authorities by medical practitioners are called notifiable diseases or reportable diseases.
Notifiable diseases in the United States used to vary according to individual state's laws.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) also produced a list of nationally notifiable diseases which health officials should report to the CDC's National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_notifiable_diseases   (227 words)

 Canadian Food Inspection Agency - REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT - Regulations Amending the Reportable Diseases ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The publication of the notifiable diseases list was delayed in order to attempt to reach a consensus on the request of the poultry industry to include certain diseases, which occur in Canada, on the list of notifiable diseases which laboratories must notify CFIA immediately on diagnosis.
The failure to enact the notifiable diseases list meant that Canada did not meet the requirement of the European Union (EU) that requires four diseases of horses be ‘notifiable’ under Canadian law.
The four horse diseases were placed back on the reportable diseases list in order to rectify a certification requirement with the expectation that once the notifiable diseases list was introduced, that the reportable list would be amended to remove the four horse diseases.
www.inspection.gc.ca /english/reg/appro/2003/20016ria_e.shtml   (876 words)

 Canada Gazette
An immediately notifiable list will be created which primarily names diseases foreign to Canada and for which the CFIA may or may not mount a significant eradication effort once it becomes aware of their presence.
With respect to the inclusion of diseases on the "immediately notifiable list", the cost of diagnosis is the same with or without the proposed amendments to the Regulations and, although it may be significant, the total cost is less if a disease is diagnosed early.
The publication of the notifiable diseases list was delayed in order to attempt to reach a consensus at the request of the poultry industry, to include certain diseases that occur in Canada on the list of notifiable diseases that laboratories must notify the CFIA of immediately upon diagnosis.
canadagazette.gc.ca /partI/2002/20021102/html/regle-e.html   (3647 words)

The diseases and health conditions so designated are declared to be diseases and health conditions of epidemic potential, a threat to the health and welfare of the public or otherwise of public health importance.
Said diseases and health conditions must be of epidemic potential, a threat to the health and welfare of the public or otherwise of public health significance.
When a disease or condition is so designated for a specified period of time, said disease shall be added to the list of notifiable diseases effective immediately upon said designation and shall be removed from the list of notifiable diseases after the period of time designated has expired.
www.alabamaadministrativecode.state.al.us /docs/hlth/4HLTH1.htm   (3791 words)

 CDC Adds to Notifiable Diseases List
Ehrlichiosis is similar to Lyme disease, transmitted by ticks, and causes fever, chills, and nausea.
Congenital syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease, which women can pass on to their unborn child.
Notifiable diseases require doctors to report cases of infection on the state and local level.
www.aegis.com /news/ads/1999/AD990933.html   (410 words)

 GAO-04-877, Emerging Infectious Diseases: Review of State and Federal Disease Surveillance Efforts
A notifiable disease is an infectious disease for which regular, frequent, and timely information on individual cases is considered necessary for the prevention and control of the disease.
For example, failing to report a notifiable disease in one state is a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, violators may be fined from $50 to $1,000 and/or may be imprisoned for up to 90 days.
Botulism is a muscle-paralyzing disease caused by a bacterial toxin.
www.gao.gov /htext/d04877.html   (18256 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Notifiable Infectious Diseases in the UK
Notifiable Diseases are those whose occurrence is required by the law of the country to be reported to the appropriate authority — usually the medical officer of health.
For some notifiable diseases, there is no real risk of an epidemic, but the very occurrence of one case of the disorder can be an indication of some breakdown in hygiene.
Diseases which are notifiable (to Local Authority Proper Officers) under the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 or the Public Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations 1988 (UK) may be taken as typical of the situation in other countries.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A269840/A4540916   (872 words)

 National Notifiable Diseases for 2000 - Notifiable Diseases On-Line
The list of national notifiable diseases is agreed upon by consensus among provincial and federal health authorities through the Advisory Committee on Epidemiology (ACE).
Each notifiable disease provides a brief discussion on the limitations of the data unique to the notifiable disease.
Some diseases, such as polio, diptheria and tetanus, have few reported cases because of the success of mass childhood immunization programs; others, such as congenital syphilis, are rarely reported because of the implementation of public health control measures such as routine screening of all pregnant women for syphilis.
dsol-smed.hc-sc.gc.ca /dsol-smed/ndis/list_e.html   (389 words)

 Canada Gazette
It was expected that those diseases and the remaining diseases required for export of animals would be included in a separate "notifiable diseases list" which would be contained in the Health of Animals Regulations.
This notifiable diseases list will include the diseases for which no program exists and for which information is being gathered, primarily to meet Canada's international obligation for surveillance of disease in livestock and other animals.
The publication of the notifiable diseases list has been delayed in order to attempt to reach a consensus on the request of the poultry and turkey industries to include certain diseases, which occur in Canada, on the list of notifiable diseases which laboratories must notify CFIA immediately on diagnosis.
canadagazette.gc.ca /partII/2001/20010815/html/sor268-e.html   (1030 words)

 Notifiable Diseases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Early recognition of a serious or exotic animal disease is one of the most important factors influencing the chance of controlling the disease and reducing its economic and social impact on the whole community.
Notifiable diseases are defined under the Livestock Disease Control Act (1994), and the obligations of livestock owners, vets, laboratories and others are outlined in the Act and its associated regulations and orders.
Diseases of mammals, birds and bees that must be reported within 12 hours.
www.dpi.vic.gov.au /dpi/nrenfa.nsf/LinkView/19F25D1F2F684C6ECA256E52007BC5D33E07C6C441BF771A4A2567D80005AA20   (279 words)

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Many case definitions for the childhood vaccine-preventable diseases and foodborne diseases include epidemiologic criteria (e.g., exposure to probable or confirmed cases of disease or to a point source of infection [i.e., a single source of infection, such as an event resulting in a foodborne-disease outbreak, to which all confirmed case-patients were exposed]).
The case definitions contained in the "1997 Report" establish uniform criteria for disease reporting and should not be used as the sole criteria for establishing clinical diagnoses, determining the standard of care necessary for a particular patient, setting guidelines for quality assurance, or providing standards for reimbursement.
Diseases may be added to the list as new pathogens emerge or deleted as their incidence declines.
www.azdhs.gov /phs/oids/pdf/summary.doc   (1375 words)

 Chapter 8: Legislation
Diseases subject to other forms of regulatory control should not be designated as "notifiable diseases", but referred to as "reportable diseases" or "officially controlled diseases".
• other diseases officially controlled in the same manner as may be provided for by relevant national rules and regulations, subject to the requirement that the government concerned undertakes to apply and enforce such control measures effectively and consistently.
To that end, relevant laws and regulations should provide that a notifiable disease is a priori suspected in every case of serious illness or death in an animal, or alteration in a carcass, unless the symptoms can reasonably be attributed to another disease that is not notifiable.
www.fao.org /docrep/U2200E/u2200e0b.htm   (2165 words)

 Department of Agriculture, Western Australia : Notifiable stock diseases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Diseases of significance to Western Australia are listed in the notifiable diseases list (24KB pdf).
A person who suspects that a notifiable disease may be present in livestock is required to report this to a Department of Agriculture, Western Australia Veterinary Officer or Stock Inspector within 24 hours.
For diseases of major significance such as Foot and Mouth Disease or BSE there would be an emergency response aimed at early eradication.
www.agric.wa.gov.au /pls/portal30/docs/FOLDER/IKMP/PW/AH/AH_NOTIFIABLE.HTM   (184 words)

 List of infectious diseases - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Human infectious diseases grouped by causative agent and alphabetically arranged.
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy – Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease – Kuru
Control of Communicable Diseases Manual edited by James B. Chin, APHA, 2000
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_infectious_diseases   (94 words)

 Notifiable diseases - list of diseases notifiable to the Medical Officer of Health
Notification is to occur on suspicion of the disease, to enable both surveillance and consideration of the need for public health action.
Below is a list of diseases that medical practitioners are required under the Health Act 1956 to notify, on suspicion, to the Medical Officer of Health.
Notification of E. sakazakii was a recommendation of a report into the investigation of the death of a premature infant who had contracted the disease in 2004.
www.moh.govt.nz /moh.nsf/f872666357c511eb4c25666d000c8888/a38e98064984642bcc257045007ec9ca?OpenDocument   (424 words)

 FSAI - Human Data   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Under the 1981 Regulations medical practitioners are obliged to notify the local medical officer in writing as soon as they become aware or suspect that a patient is suffering from, or is a carrier of an infectious disease.
Immediate notification is obligatory in the case of certain infectious diseases such as cholera, or where a serious outbreak of infectious disease is suspected.
Until 2000, returns of all diseases notified were sent to the Department of Health and Children (DOHC) at the end of each week so that aggregated data could be collated nationally.
www.fsai.ie /surveillance/human/surveillance_human_notification.asp   (830 words)

 TDH Reporting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In December 2002, TDH added invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae disease to the list of notifiable disease conditions in Texas.
Texas Department of Health's publication titled "Identification and Confirmation of Reportable Diseases" is the definitive reference for notifiable diseases in Texas, but if you just need to see a list of these diseases, TDH rules will always have an updated list.
However, for communicable diseases diagnosed by healthcare providers that do not require hospitalization or a lab test for diagnosis, such as chicken pox, the responsibility to report within one week is that of the health care provider making the diagnosis.
www.cnaptexas.org /regulations/tdh.htm   (241 words)

 IPM: Sexual History II Information Tables
Generally, continued failure to report cases of notifiable diseases can result in punitive measures against the responsible party (eg, fines.) Although the majority of States have also instituted requirements for laboratory reporting of certain diseases, clinicians are still obligated to report cases.
Not all notifiable diseases are confirmed solely through laboratory testing, and clinician reports often contain important demographic data crucial to investigatory and control procedures that are not available in laboratory reports.
All clinicians should be aware that the list of notifiable diseases, case definitions for each disease, particular requirements and protocols for reporting, and the penalties for failing to do so vary from state to state.
www.meddean.luc.edu /depts/camplife/studorgs/2002/docs/sexhist2.htm   (1607 words)

 Emerging Infectious Diseases: Notifiable disease surveillance and practicing ... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Most diseases are to be reported to the local county (Landkreis) health department from where they are reported by the state (Land) to the national surveillance institute (Robert Koch Institute).
One major goal of the new infectious disease control law was to drastically reduce the number of diseases reportable by the physician to increase notification compliance (12).
Clinical diagnoses of diseases perceived by physicians to be of little importance may be less likely to require microbiologic testing to avoid the administrative task of notification (13).
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:131127461&refid=holomed_1   (2146 words)

 Health Protection Surveillance Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The 1947 Health Act entitles the Minister for Health and Children to specify by regulation the diseases that are infectious diseases and covered by legislation.
The current regulations are contained in the 1981 Infectious Disease Regulations, which were revised in 1985, 1988 and 1996.
S.I. No. 707 of 2003 established a revised list of notifiable diseases and introduced a requirement for laboratory directors to report infectious diseases.
www.ndsc.ie /NotifiableDiseases/NotificationLegislationandProcess   (150 words)

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We also believe that the \'93Criteria for urgent notification of aquatic animal diseases\'94 described in the document for non-listed diseases will enable countries to add diseases that are not now listed in an acceptable manner.
}{\cf1\insrsid8805799 We strongly agree with the proposal not to retain Infection with }{\i\cf1\insrsid8805799 Mikrocytos mackini}{\cf1\insrsid8805799 (Denman Island Disease) of Pacific oysters on the list of OIE notifiable diseases.
This disease clearly does not meet the proposed criteria of (1) causing significant production losses or (2) neg atively affecting wild aquatic animal populations nor (3) is it of public health concern.
www.aphis.usda.gov /vs/ncie/oie/rtf_files/disease-notificaton-criteria_june03_cmt.rtf   (287 words)

 Notifiable diseases - Patient UK
Notifiable diseases - Patient UK PatientPlus articles are written for doctors and so the language can be technical.
Notification of a number of specified infectious diseases is required under the Public Health (Infectious Diseases) 1988 Act and the Public Health (Control of Diseases) 1988 Act.
Acts require that if a registered medical practitioner knows of, or suspects, a case of one of the notifiable diseases or food poisoning within their area, then they must report it to the local authority's medical officer for environmental health (unless they believe that another medical practitioner has already done so).
www.patient.co.uk /showdoc/40000306   (341 words)

 Notice to Readers: Changes in National Notifiable Diseases List and Data Presentation
Provisional incidence data for diseases with annual incidence of <300 cases in the United States or diseases that are designated as notifiable in <25 states are presented in Table I. An additional column has been added to Table I to display cumulative, year-to-date, disease case counts for the preceding year.
Provisional incidence data for diseases with annual incidence of >300 cases in the United States and diseases that are designated as notifiable in >25 states are presented in Table II.
For clarity of notifiable disease data presentation, if any distinct manifestation of a disease meets the Table II criteria, all distinct disease conditions related to Table II-eligible diseases will be included in Table II.
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5101a5.htm   (550 words)

 CSTE POSITION STATEMENT 5  COMMITTEE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
ISSUE: Certain diseases have been made nationally notifiable based on their public health importance such as significant morbidity and mortality and amenability to intervention and control efforts.
As with other diseases not on the list, individual cases may continue to have public health importance and should be followed up as appropriate.
Keeping unnecessary diseases on the national list will serve as a deterrent to the addition of other disease which are currently more important.
www.cste.org /PS/1987/1987-05.htm   (186 words)

 Bird flu on NSW notifiable diseases list
Bird flu has been placed on the NSW list of notifiable diseases to help ensure any cases are identified and isolated, the state government says.
From Friday, the Public Health Act 1991 has been amended to include avian influenza in humans in the list of medical conditions that must be notified by medical practitioners, hospitals and laboratories to the Department of Health's Director General.
Although a low risk at the moment, the bird flu was added to the list as a precaution to ensure laws were in place to help public health officials monitor and maintain the spread of the disease, NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Health Paul McLeay said.
news.ninemsn.com.au /article.aspx?id=72574   (299 words)

 The OIE paves the way for a new animal disease notification system
The proposed criteria for a disease to be included in the OIE single list were kept to a minimum and consist of easily definable factors applicable world-wide.
The overriding criterion for a disease to be listed is its potential for international spread.
- evidence of a change in the epidemiology of a listed disease (including host range, pathogenicity, strain of causative pathogen), in particular if there is a zoonotic impact.
www.vetscite.org /publish/items/001780   (667 words)

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