CHAPTER 73
INTERNATIONALLY NOTIFIABLE DISEASES (PREVENTION) ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

   3.   Minister may appoint authorities.

   4.   Declaration of endemic and infected areas.

   5.   Restriction on leaving infected areas.

   6.   Restriction on entering Tanzania from endemic area.

   7.   Observation, etc., of suspected persons.

   8.   Requirements for persons under medical observation, etc.

   9.   Disinfection of conveyance.

   10.   Liability in respect of disinfection of person or conveyance.

   11.   Communication of information regarding notifiable diseases.

   12.   Post-mortem examination.

   13.   Regulations.

   14.   Offences.

   15.   Amendment of Schedule.

   16.   [Repeal of R.L. Cap. 97.]

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 73
THE INTERNATIONALLY NOTIFIABLE DISEASES (PREVENTION) ACT

An Act to prevent the introduction and spread of internationally notifiable diseases.

[10th April, 1964]

Act No. 3 of 1964
R.L. Cap. 547

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Internationally Notifiable Diseases (Prevention) Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "authority" means any person appointed under section 3 to be an authority in any area of Tanzania for the purposes of this Act, and where powers under this Act have been delegated under that section to any person that person shall, in the exercise of such powers, be deemed to be an authority;

   "endemic area" means any country, region, place or area declared under section 4 to be an endemic area for the purposes of this Act;

   "incubation period" means the incubation period specified in relation to a notifiable disease in the Schedule;

   "infected area" means any country, region, place or area declared under section 4 to be an infected area for the purposes of this Act;

   "medical observation" means the isolation or detention of a person for the purposes of medical examination;

   "medical surveillance" means the keeping of a person under medical supervision;

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