Reporting Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Reporting Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

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What to report
How to report
Who is required to report
Submitting clinical materials
More about CRE

What to report

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) must be reported to MDH within one working day.

How to report CRE

  • Yellow Disease Report Card
    CRE may be reported using the MDH "Yellow Card."

  • Phone
    Any reportable infectious disease may be reported by phone to 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414.

Submitting clinical materials

For CRE, submission of clinical materials (isolate, if available) to MDH is required by rule.

Who is required to report

  • Health care practitioners (health care facilities, medical laboratories, and in certain circumstances veterinarians and veterinary medical laboratories) are required to report disease to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) under Minnesota state law.
    • Unless previously reported, every licensed health care provider who provides care to any patient who has, is suspected of having, or has died from a reportable disease is required to report.
  • Any person in charge of any institution, school, child care facility, or camp is also required to report disease to MDH.

More about CRE

Updated Tuesday, 03-Jan-2017 13:39:32 CST