infectious disease reportings meaning
Notification or reporting by a physician or other health care provider of the occurrence of specified contagious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV infections to designated public health agencies. The United States system of reporting notifiable diseases evolved from the Quarantine Act of 1878,which authorized the US Public Health Service to collect morbidity data on cholera,smallpox,and yellow fever; each state in the US has its own list of notifiable diseases and depends largely on reporting by the individual health care provider. (From Segen,Dictionary of Modern Medicine,1992)
- Congress could help by passing a bill by Sen . Joseph R . Biden ( D-Del . ) that authorizes $ 150 million over the next two years for a project to start infectious disease reporting systems in developing nations.