Notification of diseases to public health

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If you see a child with a SUSPECTED notifiable disease (see list below) contact:

DURING OFFICE HOURS: The Health Protection Nurse at Dalian House (201 4917) or

OUT OF HOURS: On Call Public Health Doctor via Gartnavel Royal (#612)


Give them the details of the patient and they will follow the patient up (including any outstanding microbiology results).

You DO NOT need to wait until microbiology results are available before contacting Public Health.

 

Notifiable Diseases / Organisms

 

Urgent

   

Rare but also Urgent

   

Within office hours

 

   

Meningococcal disease

E.coli O157

Haemolytic uraemic syndrome

Haemophilus influenzae group B

Typhoid / paratyphoid

Invasive group A strep

Clusters of outbreaks

 

Cholera

Clostridium botulinum

Diphtheria

Anthrax

Avian influenza

Plague

Rabies

Viral haemorrhagic fevers

 

Measles

Mumps

Rubella (confirmed)

Pertussis (confirmed)

Acute viral hepatitis A, B, C

Food poisoning

Tuberculosis

   

Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 04 May 2012

Next review: 01 May 2015

Author(s): Public Health Protection Unit

Approved By: Public Health Protection Unit