Reporting Varicella-zoster Disease - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Reporting Varicella (chickenpox)

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

What to report

Varicella (chickenpox) must be reported to MDH within one working day.

How to report varicella disease

  • Varicella Reporting Form
    This form can be used to report varicella (chickenpox) to the Minnesota Department of Health.

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

Other reporting: schools and childcare

Submitting clinical materials

For varicella, 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.

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Updated Friday, 06-Jan-2017 09:12:52 CST