Reporting Staphylococcus aureus Infection
- Vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) must be reported to MDH within one working day.
- Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) must be reported to MDH within one working day.
- Death and critical illness due to community-associated Staphylococcus aureus* in a previously healthy individual must be reported to MDH within one working day.
- *Patient must have had: a positive culture for S. aureus from any body site obtained < 48 hours of admission to a hospital (if admitted); no indwelling percutaneous devices or catheters; and no history of hospitalization, surgery, long-term care facility residence, or dialysis within the prior year.
Vancomycin Intermediate and Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Case Report Form
This is the reporting form for Vancomycin Intermediate and Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VISA/VRSA). Before filling out the VISA/VRSA Case Report Form, please call MDH at 651-201-5414.
- Rapidly Fatal or Serious Community-associated Staphylococcus aureus Infection Case Report Form
This is the reporting form for rapidly fatal or serious community-associated Staphylococcus aureus (serious staph) infection.
Any reportable infectious disease may be reported by phone to 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414.
For Staphylococcus aureus, submission of clinical materials (isolate, if available) to MDH is required by rule.
- Clinical Materials
Clinical materials must be submitted according to these guidelines.
- Invasive Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Surveillance
Surveillance for invasive MRSA in Ramsey and Hennepin County residents from selected sites.
- Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus or “staph”)
MDH comprehensive S. aureus resource page.
- Vancomycin Intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA)
and Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA)
MDH VISA and VRSA resource page.
see also>> Reporting Toxic Shock Syndrome