Definition of notifiable in US English:

notifiable

adjective

  • Denoting something, typically a serious infectious disease, that must be reported to the appropriate authorities.

    ‘measles is a notifiable disease’
    • ‘Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Collins said the disease should be made notifiable, which had been done in other countries, but that people should not panic.’
    • ‘Sars is a notifiable disease and if these people want to try their luck I'm prepared to test the strength of our legislation regarding notifiable diseases and take action against them.’
    • ‘It is a rare viral disease of a range of freshwater fish but is not notifiable under EU Fish Health legislation.’
    • ‘Tuberculosis is not considered to be a notifiable disease in India and hence routine health data have not served as the source of information for estimating the disease state in the community.’
    • ‘Bird flu and Newcastle disease are notifiable diseases and must be reported to your local Divisional Veterinary Manager.’
    • ‘The weekly influenza cases were extracted from the registers of notifiable diseases.’
    • ‘Dr Anita Hatfield, of the North Yorkshire Health Authority, said the parasite was not a notifiable disease but they would certainly be told if there were outbreaks of illness associated with it.’
    • ‘The addition of Japanese encephalitis to the list of notifiable diseases comes amid concern after three cases within the past two months.’
    • ‘An outbreak of Newcastle Disease, a notifiable disease affecting poultry, has been confirmed in a number of pheasants intended for shooting in Surrey.’
    • ‘Viral meningitis is not a notifiable disease in South Carolina, so comparative data are not available for previous years.’
    • ‘BSE first became a notifiable disease in cattle in 1988 and in July of that year the ban on mammalian meat and bone meal was brought in.’
    • ‘Aids was not a notifiable disease, and therefore it was impossible to determine how many people had it.’
    • ‘However, we have done a lot in New Zealand in terms of passenger arrivals, and, as the member will know, yesterday severe acute respiratory syndrome was made a notifiable disease.’
    • ‘West Nile meningitis and encephalitis are notifiable diseases and should be reported to local health departments.’
    • ‘Our role has been to provide information on how the smaller insurance schemes for notifiable diseases work at the moment.’
    • ‘It is a compulsorily notifiable disease in the UK and any suspicion or confirmation of the disease should be immediately notified to Defra.’
    • ‘Chickenpox, measles and rubella were the only notifiable diseases recorded in children under 15 in Orkney during 2000, according to new Government figures.’
    • ‘Those suffering from a notifiable disease must not use public transport, public laundries, or public libraries.’
    • ‘So normally we carry out a process where we have notifications from laboratories and emergency departments about unusual events or particular notifiable diseases.’
    • ‘Injustice at even the remotest part of the country can then be reported by following the chain of command in much the same manner as notifiable diseases are dealt with.’

Pronunciation

notifiable

/ˈnoʊdəˌfaɪəb(ə)l//ˈnōdəˌfīəb(ə)l/