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 List 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 form.
Which communicable diseases are reportable?
See the Reportable Disease
List for complete
specifications and timelines.
Aseptic meningitis: viral
Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis)
Chancroid (Haemophilus ducreyi)
Chlamydia infection, sexually transmitted
Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever)
Colorado tick fever
Conjunctivitis: acute (outbreaks only)
Diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting (outbreaks only)
Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis
Emerging or exotic disease
Encephalitis: Viral or parasitic
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli
Haemophilus influenzae : invasive disease
Hansen's disease (Leprosy)
Hemolytic uremic syndrome
Hepatitis B and D
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and related disease
Influenza-associated mortality in a child
Legionellosis (Legionnaires' Disease)
Meningococcal Invasive Disease
Pertussis (whooping cough)
Rabies in a human
Relapsing Fever (borreliosis)
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rubella (German measles)
Rubella syndrome, congenital
Scabies (outbreaks only)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
Streptococcal Group A: invasive disease
Streptococcal Group B: invasive disease in infants less than 90 days of age
Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcal invasive disease)
Toxic Shock Syndrome
Tuberculosis, active disease
Tuberculosis latent infection in a child 5 years of age or younger (positive test result)
Unexplained death with history of fever
Vaccinia-related adverse event
Vancomycin-resistant or Vancomycin-intermediately susceptible Staphylococcus aureus
Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis
Viral hemorrhagic fever
West Nile virus infection