Notifiable Medical Conditions List

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Table 1:   Category 1 notifiable medical conditions that require immediate reporting by the most rapid means available upon diagnosis followed by a written or electronic notification to the Department of Health within 24 hours of diagnosis by health care providers as well as private and public health laboratories.

  Notifiable medical condition
Acute flaccid paralysis
Acute rheumatic fever
Anthrax
Botulism
Cholera
Food borne illness outbreak
Malaria
Measles
Meningococcal disease
Plague
Poliomyelitis
Rabies (human)
Respiratory disease caused by a novel respiratory pathogen**
Rift valley fever (human)
Smallpox
Viral haemorrhagic fever diseases*
Waterborne illness outbreak
Yellow fever

 

* Viral haemorrhagic fever diseases: Ebola or Marburg viruses, Lassa virus, Lujo virus, novel or new world arena viruses, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

**Examples of novel respiratory pathogens include novel influenza A virus, MERS coronavirus

Table 2:   Category 2 notifiable medical conditions to be notified through a written or electronic notification to the Department of Health within seven (7) days of diagnosis by health care providers as well as private and public health laboratories.

Notifiable medical condition
1. Agricultural or stock remedy poisoning
2. Bilharzia (schistosomiasis)
3. Brucellosis
4. Congenital rubella syndrome
5. Congenital syphilis
6. Diphtheria
7. Enteric fever (typhoid or paratyphoid fever)
8. Haemophilus influenzae type B
9. Hepatitis A
10. Hepatitis B
11. Hepatitis C
12. Hepatitis E
13. Lead poisoning
14. Legionellosis
15. Leprosy
16. Maternal death (pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium)
17. Mercury poisoning
18. Pertussis
19. Soil transmitted helminths
20. Tetanus
21. Tuberculosis: pulmonary
22. Tuberculosis: extra-pulmonary
23. Tuberculosis: multidrug-resistant (MDR-TB)
24. Tuberculosis: extensively drug-resistant (XDR-TB)

  

Table 3:   Category 3 notifiable medical conditions to be notified through a written or electronic notification to the Department of Health within seven (7) days of diagnosis by private and public health laboratories

Notifiable medical condition Pathogen/s to notify
1 Endemic arboviral diseases West Nile virus, Sindbis virus, Chikungunya virus
Healthcare-associated infections or multi drug-resistant organisms of public health importance
  • Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
  • Vancomycin-resistant enterococci
  • Staphylococcus aureus: hGISA and GISA
  • Colistin-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Colistin-resistant Acinetobacter baumanii
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae with decreased susceptibility to extended-spectrum cephalosporins (DSC NG)
  • Extensively-drug resistant   Neisseria gonorrhoeae (XDR NG)

 

2 Non-endemic arboviral diseases Dengue fever virus, other imported arboviruses of medical importance
Non-typhoidal Salmonellosis Salmonella spp. other than S. Typhi and S. Paratyphi
3 Rubella Rubella virus
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli
4 Shigellosis Shigella spp.