Which infectious diseases in children are notifiable?

In South Africa all the childhood diseases, for which vaccines are routinely given, are notifiable. This helps to monitor the number of cases still occurring and also enables the health authorities to control any outbreaks with mass immunisation. This is particularly important for any case of suspected polio.

Cases of measles, polio, neonatal tetanus and diphtheria are now rare in South Africa while smallpox was eradicated worldwide in 1975.

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