no·​ti·​fi·​able | \ ˈnō-tə-ˌfī-ə-bəl How to pronounce notifiable (audio) , ˌnō-tə-ˈfī- \

Definition of notifiable

: required by law to be reported to official health authorities a notifiable disease

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Recent Examples on the Web Earlier this year, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists also voted to add the disease to the CDC's list of nationally notifiable diseases for state health departments. Alexander Tin, CBS News, 27 July 2022 As long as this is a notifiable disease that’s contagious, like tuberculosis or the measles, there are going to be quarantine laws that remain in place. al, 26 Feb. 2022 At least eight states, including Maharashtra, have declared black fungus a notifiable disease in accordance with state government directives to notify all cases. Helen Regan, CNN, 26 May 2021 Facilities also must report negative results, which isn’t required for other notifiable conditions. Dallas News, 29 Oct. 2020 Other common STDs, like HPV, are not considered nationally notifiable. Jamie Ducharme, Time, 8 Oct. 2019 Adenovirus is not a nationally notifiable disease, meaning doctors aren’t required to test for it or report cases to the CDC or health departments. Christine Condon,, 5 June 2019 The chlamydia rate has gone up 6.9 percent from 2016, making it the most common notifiable STI in the U.S. Almost two-thirds of all cases were in people between the ages of 15-24. SELF, 8 Jan. 2019 In addition to travel, new germs have also been discovered and added to the list of nationally notifiable diseases. Fiza Pirani, ajc, 2 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of notifiable

1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Notifiable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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no·​ti·​fi·​able | \ ˈnōt-ə-ˌfī-ə-bəl, ˌnōt-ə-ˈ How to pronounce notifiable (audio) \

Medical Definition of notifiable

: required by law to be reported to official health authorities a notifiable disease


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