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NOTIFIABLE DISEASES

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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).

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