Reporting Smallpox - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Reporting Smallpox (variola)

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

What to report

Smallpox (variola) must be reported to MDH immediately 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Case definition

How to report Smallpox

  • 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.

Submitting clinical materials

For Smallpox, submission of clinical materials (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.

More about Smallpox

  • Smallpox
    MDH comprehensive Smallpox resource page.

 

 

 

Updated Friday, 06-Jan-2017 09:55:33 CST