Invasive Candidiasis (IC) Information for Health Professionals:
Sentinel Surveillance Case Definition and Reporting
On January 1, 2017, MDH initiated population-based invasive candidiasis surveillance in the 7-county metro area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties). At this time, only reports of bloodstream infections (candidemia) are being requested. Invasive candidiasis is not reportable statewide under the Minnesota Communicable Diseases Reporting Rule.
What to report
- All patients with Candida isolated from blood who are residents of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington Counties must be reported to MDH within one working day.
How to report
- Yellow Disease Report Card
Invasive candidiasis may be reported using the MDH "Yellow Card."
Any reportable infectious disease may be reported by phone to 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414.
Isolate submission and laboratory testing
- IC Isolate Submission
Isolate submission to MDH.
Reporting: proposal and notification letters
- Proposal for Conducting Sentinel Surveillance for Invasive Candidiasis in Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Washington, Dakota, Scott, and Carver Counties under the Minnesota Communicable Disease Rule (4605.7046) (PDF)
The proposal explaining the rationale for this change. The commissioner of health has the authority to select infectious disease/syndromes and reporting sites for sentinel surveillance per Minn. Rules 4605.7046.
- Commissioner’s letter to Minnesota laboratories regarding sentinel invasive candidiasis surveillance, November 22, 2016 (PDF)
- Commissioner’s letter to Minnesota infection preventionists regarding sentinel invasive candidiasis surveillance, November 22, 2016 (PDF)