1-29. MAINTENANCE OF PERSONNEL IN IMMUNE STATUS
Ensuring that all personnel are current in immunizations is a command
responsibility. Status immunization for each person will be checked by the unit
commander at appropriate intervals.
Section IX. REPORTABLE COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
It is necessary to report certain communicable diseases. This information aids
the commander in maintaining current information on the status of conditions in the
command. In that way, appropriate action can be taken when the health of the
command is threatened by natural or other means.
1-31. COMMON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
Viral hepatitis, venereal diseases, tuberculosis, and malaria are all examples of
common communicable diseases which must be reported. Refer to your local SOP and
AR 40-400, Patient Administration, for the current complete list of reportable diseases
and the method of reporting.
a. Viral Hepatitis (Types A, B, Non-A, and Non-B). Usually, the following
information is reported in a special telegraphic report:
Total number of cases without mention of the specific viral type.
(2) Total number of cases that were determined to be hepatitis B surface
antigen (HBsAg) positive, HBsAg negative, and in which HBsAg test results were
(3) Total number of cases where hepatitis A (IgM) antibody test was positive
(indicating recent infection), IgM antibody test was negative, and in which IgM test
results were unknown.
(4) Suspected vehicle or cause of outbreak such as food, water, or
parenteral drug use.
b. Malaria. The following data will be listed specifically when a final diagnosis of
malaria has been made:
Date of illness onset and the specific plasmodium species.
Patient's location and place of treatment at the time the current attack