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.
September 29, 2011
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Devika Singh, MD, MPH - Infectious Disease
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