Notifiable diseases / Diseases of compulsory notification
le hice leer a David tu notita del otro día nombrándolo, con respecto a su libro de los Mayas. David (7) quedó extasiado de que alguien en NZ pudiera saber de su existencia... you made his day!!
Ahora, al trabajo. El inglés de los documentos de abajo no es de Nafarroa ,-) sino del Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, que acá en USA son quienes 'mandan' en cuanto a denunciar enfermedades transmisibles.
**Notifiable Diseases** / Deaths in Selected Cities Weekly Information
Selected notifiable disease reports, United States, comparison of provisional 4-week totals ending September 21, 2002, with historical data
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Nationally Notifiable Infectious Diseases- United States 2003
Case Definitions for Infectious Conditions Under Public Health Surveillance
The MMWR series of publications is published by the Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia 30333.
In the United States, requirements for reporting diseases are mandated by state laws or regulations, and the list of reportable diseases in each state differs. In October 1990, in collaboration with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, CDC published a report entitled Case Definitions for Public Health Surveillance (MMWR 1990;39[No. RR-13]) (hereafter referred to as the "1990 Report"), which, for the first time, provided uniform criteria for reporting cases. The 1990 report, containing the original case definitions, is available for download as a .pdf file. Download RR3913 now (size approximately 310,000 bytes). Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader - available here.
The 1990 Report was revised and published in 1997 to provide updated uniform criteria* for state health department personnel to use when reporting notifiable diseases to CDC. The 1997 updates were published in a report entitled Case Definitions for Infectious Conditions Under Public Health Surveillance....
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**Compulsory notification** of Shigella infection is a requirement in Australia, and including SLTECs on the list of **notifiable diseases** is being considered. A national surveillance scheme for HUS was established in 1994, although notification is not mandatory. Without formal notification requirements, good reporting of HUS has been associated with either clustering of cases or the fact that few hospitals in a region have the capacity to manage these cases....
All countries should establish continuous surveillance and **compulsory notification** for BSE according to recommendations established by the Office international des Epizooties in Paris. In the absence of surveillance data, the BSE status of a country must be considered as unknown.
National Plague Control Program
The national plague control program is financially supported by the World Bank and the French Ministry of Cooperation. The surveillance system used is based on immediate **compulsory notification** of every suspected case of plague and its biologic confirmation by the Central Laboratory. All patients with suspected cases are treated with streptomycin, and their contacts are treated with sulfonamides to prevent disease spread.