Diseases, usually of an infectious nature, which are required by law to be made known to a health oﬃcer or local authority. (See INFECTION.) Certain occupational diseases are also notiﬁable.
Notiﬁable diseases in the UK (For more information on a speciﬁc disease, refer to the separate dictionary entry.) Acute encephalitis Acute poliomyelitis Anthrax Cholera Diphtheria Dysentery (amoebic or bacillary) Ebola virus disease Food poisoning Lassa fever Leprosy (reported to Chief Medical Oﬃcer at the Department of Health) Leptospirosis Malaria Marburg disease Measles Meningitis Meningococcal septicaemia (without meningitis) Mumps Ophthalmia neonatorum Paratyphoid fever Plague Rabies Relapsing fever Rubella Scarlet fever Smallpox Tetanus Tuberculosis Typhoid fever Typhus Viral haemorrhagic fever (including Lassa fever) Viral hepatitis Whooping cough Yellow fever
Reporting AIDS is voluntary (and in conﬁdence) to the Director, Communicable Diseases Surveillance Centre (PHLS).