It seems to me when I first tested for HCV I was contacted from the county health department and was considered a statistic at that point, for infectious disease. I just wonder if I slay this dragon if they apply that information to new statistics ???
"Reportable diseases are diseases considered to be of great public health importance. Local, state, and national agencies (for example, county and state health departments or the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) require that these diseases be reported when they are diagnosed by doctors or laboratories."
"All states have a "reportable diseases" list. It is the responsibility of the health care provider, not the patient, to report cases of these diseases. Many diseases on the lists must also be reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
"Reportable diseases are divided into several groups:
•Mandatory written reporting: A report of the disease must be made in writing. Examples are gonorrhea and salmonellosis.
•Mandatory reporting by telephone: The health care provider must make a report by phone. Examples are rubeola (measles) and pertussis (whooping cough).
•Report of total number of cases: Examples are chickenpox and influenza.
•Cancer: Cancer cases are reported to the state Cancer Registry."
"A typical state list may appear as follows. Diseases marked with an asterisk (*) were reportable to the CDC at the national level in 2010:
•Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)*
•Arboviral diseases (diseases caused by viruses spread by mosquitoes, sandflies, ticks, etc.)◦California serogroup virus disease *
◦Eastern equine encephalitis *
◦Powassan virus disease *
◦St. Louis encephalitis *
◦West Nile virus *
◦Western equine encephalitis
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