Reporting SARS and Health Care Workers Hospitalized for Pneumonia or ARDS

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What to report
How to report
Who is required to report
Submitting clinical materials
More about SARS

What to report

  1. Suspect and probable cases of Severe Acure Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) must be reported to MDH immediately 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  2. In the event of SARS or another severe respiratory disease outbreak, cases of health care workers who have patient contact and are hospitalized with pneumonia or Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) must be reported to MDH immediately 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

How to report SARS and health care workers hospitalized for pneumonia or ARDS

  • Call 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414 immediately to report.
    24-7 Phone Reporting
    This disease must be reported immediately by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Who is required to report

Submitting clinical materials

For SARS and health care workers hospitalized for pneumonia or ARDS, submission of clinical materials (isolate, if available) to MDH is required by rule.

  • Clinical Materials
    Clinical materials must be submitted according to these guidelines.

  • Each case should be discussed with a member of the MDH SARS investigative team at 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414 when reporting disease, prior to the submission of specimens.

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Updated Friday, 27-Sep-2013 10:05:30 CDT