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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 districts and independent cities in cooperation with other institutions. They shall record notifiable 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 that are subject to a reporting obligation and must be reported to the health authority for pathogen detection, suspected infection, illness or death caused by the diseases specified 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 complete list is listed in § 6 of the Notifiable Diseases of the Act on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases in Humans.

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Infection Protection Act (IfSG)

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