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Illinois: Animal Reportable Diseases and Procedures

 

In the state of Illinois there are currently 36 diseases classified as reportable for the animal population. The reporting procedures are as follows. Upon identification of a reportable disease, cases and suspected cases are to be immediately reported to the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Persons required to report are essentially anyone with knowledge of the disease presence i.e. owners, veterinarians, breeders, etc. Failure to report is punishable by law. Once cases are reported to the Illinois Department of Agriculture a monthly report is generated for the state as a whole and this report is submitted to the National Animal Health Reporting System (NAHRS). NAHRS exists as one component of the The National Animal Health (NAHSS) Surveillance System, which is situated within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Using state level data NAHRS reports are then generated bi-yearly (every 6 months) and submitted to the OIE.