*Note – Disease lists, case definitions and reporting requirements can change. Please note the date of last verification on each disease details page. NCCID will continue to make regular updates to the database.
Each Canadian province and territory has legal requirements for reporting certain infectious diseases. The reporting requirements (e.g. who must report diseases, how reports are to be submitted) are usually outlined in legislation, and the list of conditions that must be reported is usually outlined in regulations.
The Notifiable Diseases Database is a compilation of case definitions in all Canadian provinces and territories. You can use it to find and compare:
- A list of what diseases must be reported in each province and territory
- How each disease is defined
- Who must report the diseases (e.g., doctor, nurse, laboratory technician, school principal)
- To whom diseases must be reported (e.g., Ministry of Health, medical officer of health, Public Health Agency of Canada, World Health Organization)
- How quickly each disease must be reported (e.g., immediately, within 24 hours)
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