Reporting Staphylococcus Aureus Infection - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Reporting Staphylococcus aureus Infection

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

What to report

  • 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.

How to report Staphylococcus aureus

Other reporting: Invasive S. aureus surveillance

Submitting clinical materials

For Staphylococcus aureus, 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 S. aureus

see also>> Reporting Toxic Shock Syndrome

 

Updated Tuesday, 03-Jan-2017 15:20:49 CST