notifiable

adjective

no·​ti·​fi·​able ˌnō-tə-ˈfī-ə-bəl How to pronounce notifiable (audio)
ˈnō-tə-ˌfī-
: required by law to be reported to official health authorities
a notifiable disease

Examples of notifiable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plague is on the CDC’s list of nationally notifiable diseases, because even a single case prompts the need to assess the risk for additional cases. Mark Kortepeter, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Making a disease nationally notifiable results in more patient infections being reported to the CDC, which can help with monitoring disease trends and identifying ways to prevent future illnesses. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, 29 June 2023 Advocacy groups, including Stop Foodborne Illness, Consumer Reports and the Environmental Working Group, have pushed hard for these changes in the FDA’s food safety program as well as for cronobacter to become a nationally notifiable disease. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, 29 June 2023 If the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists votes in favor of adding Cronobacter infections to the national list of notifiable diseases, the recommendation will go to the CDC for approval. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 9 May 2023 The action would add infections from cronobacter, the bacteria that sickened four babies and fueled last year’s shortage, to a list of roughly 120 nationally notifiable diseases. Kristina Peterson, wsj.com, 8 May 2023 Herpes is not one of the nationally notifiable diseases, the group of conditions that public health officials must report to the CDC. Jason Mast Reprints, STAT, 21 Apr. 2023 Back then, the illness wasn’t notifiable, meaning states weren’t obliged to report cases to the central government. Esha Mitra, CNN, 24 July 2021 The process also includes completing (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) reporting requirements since pediatric deaths are nationally notifiable. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 23 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of notifiable was in 1889

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“Notifiable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/notifiable. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

notifiable

adjective
no·​ti·​fi·​able ˈnōt-ə-ˌfī-ə-bəl, ˌnōt-ə-ˈ How to pronounce notifiable (audio)
: required by law to be reported to official health authorities
a notifiable disease
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