Notifiable diseases (Scotland)

Public Health etc Act Scotland 2008

There are notifiable diseases and notifiable organisms:

Notifiable diseases

  • Clinical syndrome due to E.coli O157 infection
  • Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (HUS)
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
  • (plus infections caused by organisms below)

Notifiable organisms

  • Bacillus anthracis (anthrax)
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease)
  • Brucella genus
  • Campylobacter genus
  • Chlamydia psittaci
  • Clostridium botulinum (Botulism)
  • Clostridium difficile
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Clostridium tetani
  • Corynebacterium diphtheriae (toxigenic strains)
  • Corynebacterium ulcerans
  • Coxiella burnetii
  • Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever virus
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Dengue virus
  • Ebola virus
  • Echinococcus genus
  • Verocytotoxin-producing E.coli (VTEC)
  • Francisella tularensis
  • Giardia lamblia
  • Guanarito virus
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (from blood, cerebrospinal fluid or other normally sterile site)
  • Hantavirus
  • Hepatitis A-E virus
  • Influenza virus (all types, including those caused by a new sub-type)
  • Junín virus
  • Kyasanur Forest disease virus
  • Lassa virus
  • Legionella genus
  • Leptospira genus
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Machupo virus
  • Marburg virus
  • Measles virus
  • Mumps virus
  • Mycobacterium bovis
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex
  • Neisseria meningitidis
  • Norovirus
  • Omsk haemorrhagic fever virus
  • Plasmodium falciparum, vivax, ovale and malariae (malaria)
  • Polio virus
  • Rabies virus
  • Rickettsia prowazekii
  • Rift Valley fever virus
  • Rubella virus
  • Sabia virus
  • Salmonella (all human types)
  • SARS-associated coronavirus
  • Shigella genus
  • Enterotoxigenic Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus aureus (all blood isolates)
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Streptococcus pyogenes (from blood, cerebrospinal fluid or other normally sterile site)
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae (from blood, cerebrospinal fluid or other normally sterile site)
  • Toxoplasma gondii
  • Trichinella genus
  • Varicella-zoster virus
  • Variola virus
  • Vibrio cholerae
  • West Nile fever virus
  • Yellow Fever virus
  • Yersinia enterocolitica
  • Yersinia pestis
  • Yersinia pseudotuberculosis

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