Reporting free-living amebic infection (including at least: <em>Acanthamoeba</em> spp., <em>Naegleria fowleri</em>, <em>Balamuthia </em>spp., <em>Sappinia</em> spp) - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Reporting Free-living Amebic Infections (including at least: Acanthamoeba spp., Naegleria fowleri, Balamuthia spp., Sappinia spp)

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What to report
How to report
Submitting clinical materials
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What to report

Free-living amebic infection (including at least: Acanthamoeba spp., Naegleria fowleri, Balamuthia spp., Sappinia spp) must be reported to MDH immediately 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

How to report free-living amebic infections

  • Call 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414 immediately to report free-living amebic infection (including at least: Acanthamoeba spp., Naegleria fowleri, Balamuthia spp., Sappinia spp).
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    These diseases must be reported immediately by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Submitting clinical materials

For free-living amebic infections, 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.

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Updated Tuesday, 03-Jan-2017 14:07:53 CST