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Disease Notification  


  • Notification or reporting by a physician or other health care provider of the occurrence of specified contagious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV infections to designated public health agencies. The United States system of reporting notifiable diseases evolved from the Quarantine Act of 1878, which authorized the US Public Health Service to collect morbidity data on cholera, smallpox, and yellow fever; each state in the US has its own list of notifiable diseases and depends largely on reporting by the individual health care provider. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)


  • Disease Notifications
  • Infectious Disease Reporting
  • Infectious Disease Reportings
  • Notification, Disease

In other languages

  • French

  • Déclaration obligatoire des maladies
  • Notification des maladies à déclaration obligatoire
  • Notification des maladies infectieuses
  • Notification obligatoire des maladies
  • Signalement des maladies à déclaration obligatoire


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