Legal Document

Title: The Public Health (Class1 notifiable diseases) Order, 2003
Type: Order
Issuing Agency: Ministry of Justice
Responsible Agency: Ministry of Health & Wellness
Issuing Date: 04-11-2003



(under section 2)

The Public Health (Class1 notifiable diseases) Order, 2003  

(Made by the Minister on the 4th day of November 2003)

1. This Order may be cited as the Public Health (Class 1 Notifiable Diseases) Order, 2003.

2. The following are hereby declared to be Class1 Notifiable Diseases-

(a) Acute Flaccid Paralysis Disease (Polio);

(b) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS);

(c) Cholera;

(d) Congenital Rubella Syndrome;

(e) Congenital Syphilis;

(f) Diphtheria;

(g) Encephalitis;\

(h) Fever (38°C or above) and Rash;

(i) Haemophilus Influenza Meningitis;

(j) Hepatitis B and C;

(k) Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV);

(l) Leprosy (Hansen's Disease);

(m) Malaria;

(n) Measles;

(o) Meningitis;

(p) Meningococcal Meningitis;

(q) Ophthalmia Neonatorurn;

(r) Pertussis-Like Syndrome;

(s) Plague;

(t) Rheumatic fever;

(u) Rubella;

(v) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome(SARS);

(w) Tetanus;

(x) Tuberculosis;

(y) Typhoid;

(z) YellowFever.

3.-(1) Where a medical practitioner suspects that a person has contracted any of the diseases mentioned in paragraph 2, the medical practitioner shall forthwith or not later than twenty-four hours after the case is discovered, make a report to -

(a) the Public Health Department for the parish in which the suspected case has been found; or

(b) the surveillance unit of the Ministry responsible for Health.

(2) A report under subparagraph (1) may be made--

  1. (a)  in writing, on a Class 1 Notification Form; or

  2. (b)  by any other appropriate means, if the circumstances so require.


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