Methods of Reporting Disease:
Infectious Disease Reporting
The Minnesota Department of Health offers multiple ways of reporting infectious diseases. Some diseases must be reported immediately by phone.
- Yellow Card
The MDH "Yellow Card" is used to report cases of most reportable infectious diseases in Minnesota residents to the Minnesota Department of Health.
- ABCs Case Report Form
The Active Bacterial Core Surveillance (ABCs) Case Report Form is used to report invasive bacterial disease caused by group A streptococcus, group B streptococcus, Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis or Streptococcus pneumoniae.
- Arboviral Disease Case Report Form
This form can be used to report chikungunya virus disease, Eastern equine encephalitis, Jamestown Canyon virus disease, La Crosse encephalitis, Powassan virus disease, St. Louis encephalitis, West Nile virus, Western equine encephalitis, yellow fever, Zika virus disease and other arboviral diseases.
- Blastomycosis Report Forms
The Blastomycosis report forms are used to report blastomycosis in humans or canines.
- Cronobacter sakazakii Form
This FoodNet form should be used to report Cronobacter sakazakii.
- Enteric (Foodborne) Disease Reporting Form
The Enteric Disease Reporting Form can be used to report amebiasis, cryptosporidiosis, E. coli infection, giardiasis, listeriosis, salmonellosis, shigellosis, trichinosis, or yersiniosis.
- HIV/AIDS Confidential Case Report Form
This form is used to report cases of HIV/AIDS in Minnesota residents.
- Legionellosis Case Report Form
This form is used to report Legionellosis (Legionella spp.).
- Malaria Case Report Form
This form can be used to report Malaria (Plasmodium spp.) to the Minnesota Department of Health. Please report all patients (symptomatic or asymptomatic) who test positive for Plasmodium species.
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infection Case Report Form
This form is used for sentinel surveillance reporting of Invasive Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties.
- Mumps Reporting Form
This form can be used to report mumps.
- Neonatal Sepsis Surveillance Forms
There are two forms that form can be used to report neonatal sepsis.
- Pertussis Reporting Form
This form can be used to report pertussis pertussis (Bordatella pertussis - whooping cough).
- Severe Group A Streptococcus (GAS) Infection
This form is used to report all invasive cases of GAS, and should be sent to MDH with the ABCs Case Report Form.
- Staphylococcus aureus (Rapidly Fatal or Serious Community-associated) Infection Case Report Form
This is the reporting form for rapidly fatal or serious community-associated Staphylococcus aureus (serious staph) infection.
- STD Confidential Case Report Card
The Minnesota Confidential STD Case Report Card is used to report cases of chancroid, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
- Tickborne Disease Case Report Form
This form can be used to report anaplasmosis, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, and spotted fever rickettsiosis (including typhus).
- Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) Case Report Form
This is the reporting form for Toxic Shock Syndrome.
- Toxoplasmosis Case Report Form
This is the form for health professionals to report Toxoplasmosis.
- Vancomycin Intermediate and Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VISA/VRSA) Case Report Form
This is the reporting form for VISA/VRSA.
- Varicella Reporting Form
This form can be used to report varicella (chickenpox) to the Minnesota Department of Health.
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