Health Law Survey Unit 1 Essay

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Marsha Williams

LS320 Health Law Survery

February 10, 2013
State Quaratine Statues in Illinois

Infectious diseases and communicable diseases are transmissible resulting in infection presence and growth of pathogenic biological agents in an individual host organism. Infectious pathogens including some viruses, bactria, fungi, protoza, multicelluar parasites, and aberrant proteins known as prions. These pathogens are the cause of disease epidemics, in the sense that without the pathogen, no infectious epidemic occurs. The the diseases that need to be reported are Amebiasis, Anaplasmosis, Anthrax, Arboviral infections, Acute, Babesiosis, Botulism, Brucellosis, Campylobacteriosis, Cholera, Creutzfeld Jakob Disease, Cryptosporidiosis, Cyclosporiasis, Dengue, Ehrlichiosis, Encephalitis, Giardiasis, Glanders, Haemophilus influenzae, Invasive disease, Hantavirus, Hemophilus influenzae, invasive disease, Hantavirus, Hemolytic uremic syndrome, Hepatitis A-E, Influenza, laboratory comfirmed, Kawasaki disease, Legionellosis, Leprosy, Leptospirosis, Listeriosis, Lyme Disease, Lymphocytic choriomenigitis virus, Malaria, Meliodosis, Meningitis viral and bacterial, Meningococcal disease, Monkeypox, Norovirus, Plague, Psittacosis, Q fever, Rabies and exposure to rabies, Respiratory syncytial virus, Ricin, Rickettsialpox, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Rotavirus, Salmonellosis, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Shigellosis, Smallpox, Staphylococcal enterotoxin B, Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant, Streptococcus Group A and B, Toxic shock syndrome, Trachoma, Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, Trichinosis, Tuberculosis, Tularemia, Typhoid fever, Vibrio species, Viral hemorrhagic fever, West Nile Virus, Yellow fever and Yersiniosis.

In Illinois, the communicable disease surveillance system relies on the passive reporting of cases required by state law. Diseases are made reportable because regular and timely information is necessary for prevention and control efforts. The current reportable disease list mandates reporting, within specific time frames, of certain diseases and of selected positive laboratory tests. The effective ness of the surveillance system relies heavily on the cooperation and support of health care providers, laboratories and local health departments in submitting information on reportable disease cases. In Illinois, regulations require reporting by physicians, nurses, nurses aides, dentists, health care practitioners, laboratory personnel, school personnel, long-term care personnel, day care personnel and university personnel. Notifiable disease data are submitted by the Illinois Department of Public…