Infection protection advice Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
The aim of infection protection is to prevent communicable diseases in humans, to detect infections at an early stage and to prevent their spread. This is the task of the counties and county-free cities in cooperation with other institutions. They shall record the reportable communicable diseases, evaluate this information and take the necessary measures to prevent and control infectious diseases. They offer free counselling and vaccinations and provide training. Notifiable diseases are certain communicable infections which are subject to a reporting obligation and which must be reported to the health office as evidence of pathogens, suspected infections, illness or death due to the diseases referred to in the law. This applies, for example: Cholera Diphtheria acute viral hepatitis Whooping cough Measles Mumps Rubella including rubella embryopathy Rabies Tyhpus abdominalis Chickenpox A full list is made of Section 6 of the Reporting Diseases of the Human Infectious Diseases Act.
The Health Board also provides information and advice on all issues related to communicable diseases and multi-resistant pathogens: to prevent retransmission on preventive measures on hospital hygiene issues on travel medical issues and vaccinations
Infection Protection Act (IfSG)