Diseases to Report Immediately by Telephone:
Reportable Infectious Diseases
Certain infectious diseases with particularly critical public health significance are reportable immediately by phone to the Minnesota Department of Health.
For diseases that require immediate reporting call the Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at: 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.
Additional information including: specifically what must be reported for each disease, criteria for reporting, clinical specimen submission guidelines, and any supplemental reporting that may be requested are available by clicking on the name of the disease.
- Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
- Botulism (Clostridium botulinum)
- Brucellosis (Brucella spp.)
- Cholera (Vibrio cholerae)
- Congenital rubella syndrome (via Rubella)
- Diphtheria (Corynebacterium diphtheriae)
- Hemolytic uremic syndrome
- Measles (rubeola)
- Meningococcal disease (Neisseria meningitidis)
- Orthopox virus
- Plague (Yersinia pestis)
- Q fever (Coxiella burnetii)
- Rubella and congenital rubella syndrome
- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
- Smallpox (variola)
- Tularemia (Francisella tularensis)
- Unusual or increased case incidence of any illness
- "24-7" Phone Reporting
For diseases that require immediate reporting call the Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division at: 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.
- A member of the Minnesota Department of Health, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control staff is available for disease consultation and reporting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.