Research for infection protection

Notifiable diseases

Infectious diseases that are required by the Federal Law on the Prevention of Infectious Diseases in Humans (IfSG) to be reported to the competent public health department, which transmits the information to the Robert Koch-Institute (RKI), if necessary. The IfSG stipulates which diseases need to be reported upon suspicion, when an outbreak occurs, or when an infected person dies.

Notification categoryNumber of cases
Adenovirus296
Botulism4
Brucellosis19
Campylobacter54,639
Cholera4
CJD86
Cryptosporidiosis590
Dengue fever208
Diphtheria3
E.coli enteritis5,956
EHEC/STEC4,483
Giardiasis3,057
Haemophilus
influenzae

173
Hantavirus127
Hepatitis A548
Hepatitis B562
Hepatitis C3,558
Hepatitis D11
Hepatitis E174
HUS851
Influenza43,608
Legionellosis428
Leprosy1
Leptospirosis28
Listeriosis216
Measles1,557
Meningococci273
MRSA3,017
Norovirus 79,800
Ornithosis14
Paratyphoid fever 46
Q fever263
Rotavirus50,221
Salmonellosis17,787
Shigellosis492
TBE348
Trichinellosis2
Tuberculosis3,145
Tularaemia11
Typhus48
VHF, other pathogens10
Yersiniosis2,510

Source: Reported cases by notification category; Germany; 2011; cases following the RKI reference definition; last update: 12 October 2011