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Animal Bites (suspected human exposure to rabies)
Anthrax
Botulism (foodborne, wound, infant)
Burkholderia mallei (Glanders) and pseudomallei (Melioidosis)
Cholera
Diphtheria
Disease of suspected bioterrorism origin
Domoic acid poisoning E. coli (Shiga toxin-producing infections including but not limited to E. coli O157:H7)

Emerging condition with outbreak potential
Haemophilus influenzae (invasive disease, children < age 5)
Influenza, novel or untypable strain
Measles (rubeola) acute disease only
Meningococcal disease (invasive)
Monkeypox Outbreaks (suspected foodborne or waterborne)
Paralytic shellfish poisoning
Plague
Poliomyelitis

Rabies (confirmed human or animal)
Rabies (suspected human exposure)
Rubella (including congenital rubella syndrome)
SARS
Smallpox
Tuberculosis
Tularemia
Vaccinia transmission
Viral hemorrhagic fever
Yellow fever

Report Within 24 Hours

Brucellosis (Brucella species)
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
Hepatitis A, acute
Hepatitis B, acute
Hepatitis E, acute
Legionellosis
Leptospirosis
Listeriosis

Mumps (acute disease only)
Pertussis
Psittacosis
Q fever
Relapsing fever (borreliosis)
Salmonellosis Shigellosis

Vancomycin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus
Vibriosis
Yersiniosis

Other rare disease of public health significance
Unexplained critical illness or death 

Report Within 3 Business Days

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Arboviral diseases (West Nile virus, dengue, Eastern & Western equine encephalitis, St Louis encephalitis, Powassan)
Campylobacteriosis
Chancroid Chlamydia trachomatis infection
Cryptosporidiosis
Cyclosporiasis

Giardiasis
Gonorrhea
Granuloma inguinale
Hepatitis B surface antigen positive pregnant women
Hepatitis C, acute
Hepatitis D (acute, chronic)
Herpes simplex, neonatal and genital (initial infection only)
HIV infection

Immunization reactions (severe, adverse)
Influenza-associated death (lab confirmed)
Lyme disease
Lymphogranuloma venereum
Malaria Prion disease
Syphilis (including congenital)
Tetanus
Trichinosis
Varicella-associated death

Report Within 7 Business Days

Tuberculosis infection, latent (positive TB skin test or interferon-gamma release assay e.g., QuantiFERON®-TB Gold)

Report Monthly

Hepatitis B, chronic (initial diagnosis/previously unreported cases)
Hepatitis C, chronic (initial diagnosis only)

Why report communicable diseases?

Reporting benefits the patient by:

  • Helping to prevent re-infection by contacts
  • Helping to assure compliance with medical therapy
  • Providing health education and resources to patient and contacts

Reporting benefits the provider by:

  • Helping to assure patient compliance with prescribed regimens
  • Assisting the provider to educate the patient and contacts
  • Decreasing repeat visits for managed care patients

Reporting benefits the public by:

  • Preventing the spread of disease through case investigation
  • Providing reliable information for surveillance
  • Identifying trends in disease
  • Identifying geographical and demographical trends
  • Rapid identification of health threats

Suspected institutional outbreaks of any illness should be reported immediately. (i.e. influenza like illness, gastro-intestinal symptoms)