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What are reportable infectious diseases and who gets told?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Looks like State/CDC: This looks like something for the cdc. This appears to be a list of infectious diseases that must be reported to the state health deparments who voluntarily report to the cdc and includes diseases like babesiosis, anthrax, diptheria, and HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). In short, it seems to include all potentially epidemic conditions that must be reported so outbreaks can be controlled.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Provided original answer
The list of diseases that are considered notifiable varies slightly by state. All states generally report the internationally quarantinable diseases (i.e., cholera, plague, and yellow fever) in compliance with the World Health Organization's International Health Regulations.
Jun 9, 2012
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Examples: Some examples of National Notifiable Infectious Conditions include: Anthrax,Botulism, Brucellosis, Chancroid, Cholera, Dengue virus infections, Hansen's disease, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Ebola, Plague, Yellow Fever, Thyphoid Fever, Tuberculosis, Tetanus, Syphilis, Polio, HIV,

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