Methods of Reporting Disease:
Infectious Disease Reporting

The Minnesota Department of Health offers multiple ways of reporting infectious diseases. Any reportable disease can be reported by telephone, some diseases must be reported immediately by phone and MDH uses three forms. In addition, some diseases require additional information that is not requested in the Yellow Card, for those disease there may be a supplemental form requesting additional information.

Phone reporting

  • "24-7" Phone Reporting
    Some diseases must be reported immediately by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Phone Reporting
    Any reportable disease can be reported by telephone to 651-201-5414.

Reporting forms

  • Yellow Card
    The MDH "Yellow Card" (previously known as the "blue 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 cases of invasive bacterial diseases in Minnesota residents to the Minnesota Department of Health.

  • Arboviral Disease Case Report Form
    This form can be used to report West Nile, La Crosse encephalitis (or other California serogroup), Western equine encephalitis, Eastern equine encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, Powassan virus, or other arboviral disease to the Minnesota Department of Health.

  • Foodborne Disease Reporting Form
    The Foodborne Disease Reporting Form can be used to report amebiasis, cryptosporidiosis, E. coli infection, giardiasis, listeriosis, salmonellosis, shigellosis, trichinosis, or yersiniosis to the Minnesota Department of Health.

  • Legionellosis Case Report Form
    This form is used to report Legionellosis (Legionella spp.) to the Minnesota Department of Health.

  • 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 Infection Case Report Form
    This form is used for sentinel surveillance reporting of Invasive Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties to the Minnesota Department of Health.

  • Mumps Reporting Form
    This form can be used to report mumps to the Minnesota Department of Health.

  • Pertussis Reporting Form
    This form can be used to report pertussis pertussis (Bordatella pertussis - whooping cough) to the Minnesota Department of Health.

  • 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 to the Minnesota Department of Health.

  • STD Confidential Case Report Card
    The Minnesota Confidential STD Case Report Card is used to report cases of chancroid, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in Minnesota residents to the Minnesota Department of Health.

  • Tickborne Disease Case Report Form
    This form can be used to report Lyme disease, Babesiosis, Human anaplasmosis, Human ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and other tickborne disease to the Minnesota Department of Health.

  • Toxic Shock Syndrome Case Report Form
    This is the reporting form for Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) to the Minnesota Department of Health.

Supplemental forms

For most supplemental reporting forms, a Yellow Card is also required.

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Updated Monday, 05-May-2014 14:02:50 CDT