Why do I need to report communicable diseases and notable conditions?

Several Texas laws require that certain conditions (suspected, probable or confirmed) be reported to the state or local health department. View the following resources:

Disease Surveillance

Efficient disease surveillance helps:

  • Determine the extent of morbidity within the community
  • Identify and evaluate risk factors
  • Promptly detect potential outbreaks
  • Protect the health of the public

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1. Why do I need to report communicable diseases and notable conditions?
2. Who is responsible for reporting communicable diseases?
3. What is reportable?