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notifiable

1. denoting certain infectious diseases of humans, such as smallpox and tuberculosis, outbreaks of which must be reported to the public health authorities
2. denoting certain infectious diseases of animals, such as BSE, foot-and-mouth disease, and rabies, outbreaks of which must be reported to the appropriate veterinary authority
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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.
Will making TB a notifiable disease really help us reach these unreached populations - is a big question to which we see no clear answer.
He said making it a notifiable disease would not help prevent its spread, as the notification system was highly bureaucratic.
In 1879, a specific Congressional appropriation was made for collecting and publishing reports of these notifiable diseases.
The House of Representatives, through viva voce voting, has approved House Bill 7134, seeking to provide policies and prescribe procedures on surveillance and response to notifiable diseases, epidemics, and health events of public health concern.
The figure comparing selected notifiable diseases with historical data from the current MMWR weekly also will be available.
Rabies falls within a group of diseases known as notifiable diseases.
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.
But he added that with only six cases so far in the UK,making it a notifiable disease would not help prevent its spread.
Shadow health secretary Liam Fox called for the deadly respiratory bug to be made a notifiable disease - alongside such conditions as cholera and smallpox.
However, as strangles is not a notifiable disease, private vets are on the front line.