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 Facilities also must report negative results, which isn’t required for other notifiable conditions. Dallas News, "Confused by the counts of coronavirus cases? Here’s how Texas officials are keeping track of tests," 29 Oct. 2020 Other common STDs, like HPV, are not considered nationally notifiable. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "These STDs Are the Most Common Infectious Diseases Reported to the CDC," 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,, "Maryland lawmakers concerned CDC protocol for adenovirus 'did not protect' UM student Olivia Paregol," 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, "Here's Why Sexually Transmitted Infection Rates Are So High, According to STI Experts," 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, "Tick, mosquito and flea infections in US more than triple since 2004, CDC warns," 2 May 2018 Tuberculosis is a Texas notifiable condition, meaning health professionals are required to report any diagnosis to a local or regional health department, Calderon said. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Tuberculosis confirmed at high school in Sugar Land, Fort Bend ISD officials say," 8 May 2018 Mumps is considered a notifiable disease by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Anna Beahm,, "ADPH investigating mumps outbreak in Russell County school," 29 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of notifiable

1889, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of notifiable

formal : required by law to be reported to the government or to the proper officials


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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