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State Requirements for Reporting Infectious and Occupational Diseases

Two articles published in the December 1, 1989, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association contain lists of infectious (1) and occupational (2) diseases required to be reported to each state. These articles are useful references for health practitioners and public health workers. A report on this subject will be published as an MMWR Recommendations and Reports in the near future.


  1. Chorba TL, Berkelman RL, Safford SK, Gibbs NP, Hull HF. Mandatory reporting of infectious diseases by clinicians. JAMA 1989;262:3018-26.

  2. Freund E, Seligman PJ, Chorba TL, Safford SK, Drachman JG, Hull HF. Mandatory reporting of occupational diseases by clinicians. JAMA 1989;262:3041-4.

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