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Reportable Infectious Diseases


Reportable infectious diseases are those that spread easily and can put others in a community at risk for becoming infected. These diseases must be reported to state and local health departments by health professionals as soon as they are diagnosed.

Having a central reporting and tracking program allows for better treatment, control, and understanding of a disease. Examples of reportable infectious diseases include some sexually transmitted infections (STIs), tuberculosis, and some strains of hepatitis.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDevika Singh, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease
Last RevisedSeptember 29, 2011

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