Reporting Hepatitis (all primary viral types including A, B, C, D, and E)
What to report
Hepatitis (all primary viral types including A, B, C, D, and E) must be reported to MDH within one working day.
- All laboratories are required to report the results of all CD4+ lymphocyte counts and percents and the results of all hepatitis B and hepatitis C viral detection laboratory tests.
How to report hepatitis
- Yellow Disease Report Card
This disease 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.
Other reporting: Chronic and Acute Infections in Pregnant Patients
- Perinatal hepatitis B
In order to prevent perinatal transmission of hepatitis B to newborns, all cases of HBsAg-positive pregnant women should also be reported to MDH.
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.