Reporting Varicella or Zoster Disease

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What to report
How to report
Who is required to report
Submitting clinical materials
Other reporting
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What to report

  • Varicella (chickenpox): all cases must be reported to MDH within one working day, including:
    • clinically diagnosed cases
    • probable cases based on symptoms reported by the patient or parent/guardian
    • laboratory-confirmed cases
  • Zoster (shingles) must be reported to MDH within one working day in the following instances:
    • any incidence in individuals <18 years old
    • disseminated disease or complications other than post-herpetic neuralgia, such as visceral, CNS, or severe ocular involvement, irrespective of age

How to report varicella or zoster disease

  • Yellow Disease Report Card
    This disease may be reported using the MDH "Yellow Card (previously known as the "blue card")."

  • Phone
    Any reportable infectious disease may be reported by phone to 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414.

Who is required to report

Submitting clinical materials

For varicella-zoster disease, submission of clinical materials (isolate, if available) to MDH is required by rule.

Other reporting

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