The Public Health Agency of Sweden
Published 10 July 2018

Notifiable diseases

According the Communicable Diseases Act and the Communicable Diseases Ordinance a number of diseases are notifiable in Sweden. The notifiable diseases also fall into different categories: subject to mandatory contact tracing, dangerous to public health and dangerous to society.

DiseaseNotifiableSubject to mandatory contact tracingDangerous to public healthDangerous to society
Anthrax X X X  
Atypical mycobacteria infection X      
Avian influenza A(H5N1) X X X  
Beta-hemolytic streptococcus Group A invasive infection X      
Botulism X X    
Brucellosis X X    
Campylobacteriosis X X X  
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae infection X X    
Chlamydial infection X X X  
Cholera X X X  
Cryptosporidiosis X X    
Dengue fever X      
Diphtheria X X X  
Ebola virus infection X X X X
Echinococcosis X X    
Entamoeba histolytica infection X X    
Enterohaemorrhagic E.coli (EHEC) infection X X X  
Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae infection X      
Giardiasis X X X  
Gonorrhoea X X X  
Haemophilus influenzae, invasive disease X      
Hepatitis A X X X  
Hepatitis B X X X  
Hepatitis C X X X  
Hepatitis D X X X  
Hepatitis E X X X  
HIV infection X X X  
HTLV I or II infection X X X  
Influenza X      
Legionella infection X X    
Leptospirosis X      
Listeriosis X X    
Malaria X      
Measles X X    
Meningococcal disease, invasive X      
Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection X X X  
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – MERS X X    
Mumps X X    
Paratyphoid fever X X X  
Pertussis X X    
Plague X X X  
Pneumococcal invasive disease X      
Pneumococcus with reduced susceptibility to penicillin infection X X X  
Poliomyelitis X X X  
Psittacosis/Ornithosis X X    
Puumala virus infection (nephropathia epidemica) X      
Q fever X      
Rabies X X X  
Rubella X X    
Salmonellosis X X X  
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome – SARS X X X X
Shigellosis X X X  
Smallpox X X X X
Syphilis X X X  
Syfilis X X X  
Tetanus X      
Trichinellosis X X    
Tuberculosis X X X  
Tularaemia X      
Typhoid fever X X X  
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infection X X    
Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease X      
Vibrio infection, excluding cholera X X    
Viral haemorrhagic fevers, excluding dengue fever and nephropathia epidemica
(see Ebola virus infection)
X X X  
Viral meningoencephalitis X      
Yellow fever X      
Yersiniosis X X