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Office of Infectious Disease Services

Reporting By Health Care Providers, Health Care Institutions, and Correctional Facilities

When should I report?

Most disease reports should be submitted within five (5) working days of diagnosis, treatment, or detection.  However, some conditions must be reported within 24 hours or only during outbreaks. 

Please see the Reportable Disease ListPDF for complete reporting specifications and timelines.

Who should receive the report?

Reports should be sent to the local health agency (county or tribal health department or Indian Health Service Unit) by mail, telephone, or fax. 

What information is required?

Reports should include the patient's name, telephone number, complete street address, date of birth, race, sex, ethnicity, date of onset, diagnosis, date of diagnosis, laboratory results and date, name of reporter, and the reporter's telephone number and complete address.  Submit mailed or faxed reports on the Communicable Disease Reporting formPDF.

Which communicable diseases are reportable?

See the Reportable Disease ListPDF for complete specifications and timelines.

Amebiasis
Anthrax
Aseptic meningitis: viral
Basidiobolomycosis
Botulism
Brucellosis
Campylobacteriosis
Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis)
Chancroid (Haemophilus ducreyi)
Chlamydia infection, sexually transmitted
Cholera
Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever)
Colorado tick fever
Conjunctivitis: acute (outbreaks only)
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Cryptosporidiosis
Cyclospora infection
Cysticercosis
Dengue
Diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting (outbreaks only)
Diphtheria
Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis
Emerging or exotic disease
Encephalitis: Viral or parasitic
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli
Giardiasis
Gonorrhea
Haemophilus influenzae : invasive disease
Hansen's disease (Leprosy)
Hantavirus infection
Hemolytic uremic syndrome
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B and D
Hepatitis C
Hepatitis E
Herpes genitalis
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and related disease
Influenza-associated mortality in a child
Kawasaki syndrome
Legionellosis (Legionnaires' Disease)
Leptospirosis
Listeriosis
Lyme disease
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis
Malaria
Measles (rubeola)
Meningococcal Invasive Disease
Mumps
Pertussis (whooping cough)
Plague
Poliomyelitis
Psittacosis (ornithosis)
Q Fever
Rabies in a human
Relapsing Fever (borreliosis)
Reye Syndrome
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rubella (German measles)
Rubella syndrome, congenital
Salmonellosis
Scabies (outbreaks only)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
Shigellosis
Smallpox
Streptococcal Group A: invasive disease
Streptococcal Group B: invasive disease in infants less than 90 days of age
Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcal invasive disease)
Syphilis
Taeniasis
Tetanus
Toxic Shock Syndrome
Trichinosis
Tuberculosis, active disease
Tuberculosis latent infection in a child 5 years of age or younger (positive test result)
Tularemia
Typhoid fever
Typhus fever
Unexplained death with history of fever
Vaccinia-related adverse event
Vancomycin-resistant or Vancomycin-intermediately susceptible Staphylococcus aureus
Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis
Varicella (chickenpox)
Vibrio infection
Viral hemorrhagic fever
West Nile virus infection
Yellow fever
Yersiniosis