Notifiable diseases

Any doctor responsible for a patient believed to be suffering from food poisoning, or any other notifiable disease, has also a statutory duty to notify the Consultant for Communicable Disease Control (CCDC).

For important infections that may require prompt Public Health intervention, e.g.

  • Meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia
  • Meningitis
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Legionnaires' disease
  • Anthrax

 

The CCDC should be contacted on telephone 0344 225 4524 followed by option 1 then 2 (9am-5pm) or fax 0115 8419199.

Out of hours contact the on-call public health doctor through the main hospital switchboard or emergency ambulance service, also via switchboard.

Notification forms are available on Nightingale 2 Ward at City Hospital Campus, or the Emergency Department at QMC or use this link

  • Acute encephalitis
  • Acute infectious hepatitis
  • Acute meningitis
  • Acute poliomyelitis
  • Anthrax
  • Botulism
  • Brucellosis
  • Cholera
  • Diphtheria
  • Enteric fever (typhoid or paratyphoid fever)
  • Food poisoning
  • Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS)
  • Infectious bloody diarrhoea
  • Invasive group A streptococcal disease and scarlet fever
  • Legionnaires' disease
  • Leprosy
  • Malaria
  • Measles
  • Meningococcal septicaemia
  • Mumps
  • Plague
  • Rabies
  • Rubella
  • SARS
  • Smallpox
  • Tetanus
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhus
  • Viral hemorrhagic fever(VHFs)*
  • Whooping cough
  • Yellow fever

 

* VHFs include

  • Argentine HF (Junin)
  • Bolivian HF (Machupo)
  • Chikungunya HF
  • Congo-crimean HF
  • Dengue
  • Ebola
  • Haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (Hantaan)
  • Kyasanur Forest disease
  • Lassa fever
  • Marburg
  • Omsk HF