Reporting Unexplained Deaths
and Unexplained Critical Illnesses
Unexplained deaths and unexplained critical illnesses (possibly due to infectious cause) in a previously healthy person must be reported to MDH within one working day.
“Critical illness” is defined to mean “the condition of a person who is hospitalized in an intensive care unit or who is critically ill in the judgment of a licensed health care provider.”
Call 651-201-5414 to report.
- If it is after hours (8am-4:30pm Central Time, Monday-Friday) and not urgent, you may also leave a voicemail message at 612-676-5361.
For unexplained deaths and critical illness, submission of clinical materials (isolate, if available) to MDH is required upon request.
- Clinical Materials
Clinical materials must be submitted according to these guidelines.
Deaths and Critical Illness
More information about the MDH Unexplained Deaths and Critical Illness project from the MDH comprehensive unexplained deaths and critical illness website.