The condition the individual is either suffering or suspected suffering from, the date the condition started and if the building where the individual is located is a hospital the date the individual was admitted to hospital, the location where the individual came from to get to the hospital and an opinion has to be given from the authorised person giving the certificate is the condition was contracted in the hospital. A list of notifiable diseases can be accessed on the Health Protection Agencys website. In the United Kingdom suspected diseases and diagnosed diseases that have to be reported are bacteria, viruses and various other diseases.
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Bacteria diseases consist of: Anthrax, Botulism, Brucellosis, Cholera, Diphtheria, Encephalitis, Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS), Legionnaires Disease, Leprosy, Meningococcal septicaemia/ Acute Meningitis, Paratyphoid fever, pertussis also known as Whooping Cough, Plague, Scarlet Fever, Group A Streptococcal disease, Tetanus, Tuberculosis (TB), Typhoid Fever and Typhus. The virus diseases that mandatory to report are: Hepatitis, Measles, Mumps, Poliomyelitis, Rabies, Rubella, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Smallpox, Yellow Fever and Viral haemorrhagic fever. The other diseases that are required to be reported are: Food poisoning and Malaria. All organisations should keep copies of either the notification certificate or counterfoils from a notification book are securely held and also retained for the recommended minimum period of time as a records management consideration.