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1794638 tn?1345155061

Statistics Disease Control

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 ???      
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1815939 tn?1377991799
Hepatitis C is a reportable disease. All Hepatitis C diagnoses must be reported by the doctor, health care professional, or health care facility that recieves the results.

I don't know if they are required to be notified of cures, but they do have statistics on cures so maybe they do.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001929.htm

"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)*
•Anthrax *
•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

•Botulism *
•Brucellosis *
•Chancroid *
•Chickenpox *
•Chlamydia trachomatis (genital infection)*
•Cholera *
•Coccidioidomycosis *
•Cryptosporidiosis *
•Cyclosporiasis *
•Diphtheria *
•Echinococcosis
•Ehrlichiosis *
•Giardiasis *
•Gonorrhea *
•Haemophilus influenza, invasive disease
•Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome *
•Hemolytic uremic syndrome, post-diarrheal *
•Hepatitis A *
•Hepatitis B *
•Hepatitis C*
•Influenza-related infant deaths *
•Legionellosis *
•Listeriosis *
•Leprosy (Hansen's disease) *
•Lyme disease *
•Malaria *
•Measles *
•Meningococcal disease *
•Mumps *
•Novel influenza A virus infections *
•Pertussis *
•Plague *
•Poliomyelitis *
•Poliovirus infection, nonparalytic
•Psittacosis *
•Q-fever *
•Rabies (human and animal cases) *
•Rocky Mountain spotted fever *
•Rubella (including congenital syndrome) *
•Salmonellosis *
•Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
•Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) *
•Shigellosis *
•Smallpox *
•Streptococcal disease, invasive, Group A *
•Streptococcus pneumonia, drug resistant and invasive, including invasive cases in children age 5 and younger *
•Syphilis, including congenital syphilis *
•Tetanus *
•Toxic shock syndrome - Staphylococcus bacteria *
•Toxic shock syndrome - Streptococcus bacteria *
•Trichinosis *
•Tuberculosis *
•Tularemia *
•Typhoid fever *
•Vancomycin intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) *
•Vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) *
•Vibrosis
•Yellow fever"

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1794638 tn?1345155061
Thanks Pooh, for the info.   :)
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1491755 tn?1333201362
No one ever followed up on me either. Guess I'll have to stay in the "dirty" file.
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I have never had the health department track me.  Maybe they take a head count from all doctors or something?  I haven't heard this and I thought they were supposed to notify you.  
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179856 tn?1333547362
Nobody ever followed up with me and I'm pretty sure they'd still consider us technically infected since we carry antibodies.  I'm not sure of course but it seems about par the course to me.
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