The Ministry of Health and Community Protection revealed that it has made an update on the table of communicable diseases, which must be reported, to include the "emerging corona virus - Covid 19", and any new emerging illness identified by the relevant department in the ministry, bringing the total of diseases that must be reported immediately 31 diseases, in addition to about 24 diseases must be reported every week.
According to Ministerial Resolution No. "242" for the year 2020, issued on April 26th, regarding updating the table of communicable diseases that must be reported, adopting the updated schedule, which includes two sections "A" and includes diseases that must be reported immediately, and section "B", which concerns diseases that It must be reported weekly.
The list of communicable diseases that must be reported immediately includes 31 diseases which are "acute flaccid paralysis, anthrax, intoxication, cholera, diphtheria, Escherichia coli, food poisoning, invasive catarrhal disease, HIV, bird flu, viral disease, Leprosy, malaria, measles, meningitis, pertussis, plague, polio, rabies, rubella, acute respiratory syndrome-SARS, smallpox, tetanus including neonatal tetanus, non-pulmonary and pulmonary tuberculosis, typhus fever, haemorrhagic viral diets, viral AE , Yellow fever, MEA, swine flu.
Finally, the Ministry added to the list the emerging coronavirus - Covid 19, "SARS Cove 2", as well as any new emerging illness identified by the relevant department of the ministry.
With regard to the list of diseases to be reported on a weekly basis, according to section B in the schedule specified in the ministerial decision, most of them are the diseases of “dysentery dysentery, brucellosis, chickenpox, conjunctivitis, encephalitis, asymptomatic influenza, influenza” and “mumps”. , Recurrent fever, scabies, scarlet fever, sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhea and syphilis, typhoid, viral hepatitis.