Reporting Legionellosis - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Reporting Legionellosis
(Legionella spp.)

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What to report
How to report
Submitting clinical materials
Who is required to report
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What to report

Legionellosis (Legionella spp.) must be reported to MDH within one working day (24 hours of the first positive Legionella spp. test result).

  • Legionellosis includes Legionnaire’s Disease and Pontiac Fever.
  • Report all cases with positive Legionella spp. test results, including urine antigen, culture, paired serology, direct specimen DFA and direct specimen PCR.

Case definition

How to report Legionellosis

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

  • Phone
    Any reportable infectious disease may be reported by phone to 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414.

Submitting clinical materials

For Legionellosis, submission of clinical materials (Legionella 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, 05-Jun-2018 14:39:13 CDT