The proposed Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable
Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act, seeks to protect and promote the right to health of the people and instill health consciousness among them.
In addition, the webpage provides NNDSS documentation, including how the data are collected and reported, publication criteria, notes about interpreting data, and the list of notifiable
conditions by year.
disease that has hit the headlines in recent years is avian influenza.
However, several of our arguments could apply to other diseases that are currently deemed 'notifiable
' in SA, and we believe that a debate on why and how notification occurs and a review of the current notifiable
diseases list is overdue.
Making TB a notifiable
disease, will, perhaps, yield some positive outcomes - for instance, all private doctors or healthcare providers, laboratories and other caregivers will have to report every single case of TB to the government which will surely give a more real situation analysis of the burden of TB, where TB patients are getting treated and who is treating them (public or private healthcare centres), and other data that might have a positive outcome on public health.
The new subscription service complements Animal Health's other channels for keeping the farming community informed about the latest developments on notifiable
28 per cent (25) are members of a notifiable
organisation not specified and that five officers are in Ian Paisley's Independent Orange Order.
The federal government's notifiable
disease database from 1990 to 2002 is a compilation of selected information from individual provincial databases and includes patient age and sex for each report but no malaria species or country of acquisition (Carole Scott [Division of Disease Surveillance, Health Canada], pers.
However, several doctors warned that the current system for notifiable
diseases needed updating and would not be up to the task.
AHT spokeswoman Jan Wade said: "This is not a notifiable
disease, and it is unlikely to be made one in the near future.
He said: ``In due course, in the longterm, it might be helpful to make it notifiable
They used data from the Australian National Notifiable
Diseases Surveillance System, Bureau of Meteorology, and Bureau of Statistics.