Communicable Diseases Essay
Who must report? Healthcare providers (physicians, hospitals, infection preventionists) with knowledge of a case or suspect case of a disease which is required to be reported
Laboratories’ that examine specimens of human origin with evidence of diseases which are required to be reported any individual having knowledge of a person suffering from a disease suspected of being communicable
WHAT must be reported?
Diseases on Ohio’s ABC list ;=( Section 3- disease list attached to last page) Healthcare providers must report the following: Name of case or suspect case Diagnosis or suspected diagnosis Date of birth of case or suspect case Sex of case or suspect case …show more content…
Local health jurisdictions
Class A – immediately by phone; follow-up reports should be directly entered into the Ohio Disease Reporting System (ODRS).
Class B and C – direct entry into ODRS. Local health jurisdictions should assure that reports entered into ODRS are complete; supplementary surveillance information as outlined in Section 3 should be mailed to ODH at the following address:
Ohio Department of Health
Outbreak Response and Bioterrorism Investigation
Team Bureau of Infectious Diseases 246 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215
WHY must a report be made?
Disease control and prevention as outlined for the specific disease being reported Documentation of the distribution of disease in Ohio Identification of outbreaks
The Infectious Disease Control