Health United States 2020-2021

Notifiable disease

A disease that, when diagnosed, requires health providers (usually by law) to report to state or local public health officials. Notifiable diseases are of public interest by reason of their contagiousness, severity, or frequency. For more information, see: https://www.cdc.gov/nndss/index.html.

(Also see: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System [NNDSS]).

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