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Public Health surveillance is the collection, investigation and distribution of data about illness and death. This surveillance helps prevent and control disease and is used to protect and improve the health of the public.
In Washington State, health care providers, health care facilities, laboratories, veterinarians, food service establishments, child day care facilities, and schools are legally required to notify public health partners at their local health jurisdiction of suspected or confirmed cases of selected diseases or conditions. These are referred to as notifiable conditions.