Infection Control Notification
The aim of infection control is to prevent communicable diseases in humans, to detect infections at an early stage and to prevent their further spread.
The Infection Protection Act (IfSG) obliges doctors and laboratories to report. A distinction is made between named reports of pathogens and non-named reports of pathogen detections as well as reports of vaccine damage.
Doctors and laboratories for medical diagnostics are obliged to provide the local health authorities responsible for medical practices with reports of abnormal findings if the pathogens named in the law are diagnosed during an examination or sample. The registration forms required for this are provided by the respective state authorities.
Unnamed pathogen detections:
The pathogen detections mentioned in § 7 para. 3 IfSG do not have to be reported directly to the Robert Koch Institute by name. The RKI provides special laboratory reporting forms for this purpose.
The suspicion of damage to health beyond the usual level of a vaccination reaction must be reported. The report is made by the doctor to the local health authority.
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the health authority.
What are the fees?
Fee: free of charge
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
There are no deadlines to be observed.
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality
Professionally released on
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.