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Notifiable diseases

Whooping cough
2023
2 791
Gone up +1 602% compared to 2022
Measles
2023
186
Gone up +18 500% compared to 2022
Dysentery (shigellosis)
2023
211
Gone up +132% compared to 2022

The prevention and control of communicable diseases are essential tasks of public health care. For this reason, certain infectious diseases are subject to compulsory reporting. These diseases are recorded by the Epidemiological Reporting System (EMS), which is evaluated and validated by the Department of Infection Epidemiology and Surveillance at the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) and gained particular importance with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Austria in 2020. Data on infectious diseases is routinely and systematically recorded by office-based physicians, hospitals and laboratories, which enables daily monitoring of regional developments. The list of notifiable diseases according to the Epidemics, Zoonoses, Tuberculosis, AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Act is published by the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection.

 

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Database Notifiable Diseases based on the annual statistics on notifiable infectious diseases of the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection. Compiled on 4 June 2024. – Notifiable diseases are reported by physicians and laboratories in the electronic reporting system EMS. The validity check and evaluation of the EMS data is carried out by AGES (Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance, Agency for Health and Food Safety). – COVID-19: Cases registered from 1 June 2023 to 30 June 2023 are included (since 1 July 2023 COVID-19 is no longer a notifiable disease).

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