Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for Disease Reporting and Control [12 VAC 5 ‑ 90]
Action Amendment to comply with changes in public health practice
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 9/11/2015
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7/22/15  4:20 pm
Commenter: Bonita Allen BSN RN Infection Preventionist

Suggest clarify SARS in reportable list by adding (i.e. MERS)

Page 2118 and other associated lists: Suggest add (i.e. MERS) to this statement

 *Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), including any coronavirus causing a severe acute illness (i.e.MERS)

Even though this is explained in disucssion on page 2116, the reportable diseases summary list is often the main reference for "reporters".  This clarification could ensure better understanding.  Agree with other changes. 

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