Table 1, Diseases Reportable: DCN - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Table 1:
Diseases Reportable to the Minnesota Department of Health, 2003

As published in the DCN, August 2004: Volume 32, Number 4

Please see the current list of reportable diseases for current information. This list was published in 2003.

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(All reportable diseases must be reported within 1 working day, unless otherwise specified.)

a Report immediately by telephone: 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.

b Submission of isolates required. If a rapid, non-culture assay is used for diagnosis, we request that positives be cultured, and isolates submitted. If this is not possible, send specimens, enrichment broth, or other appropriate material. Call the MDH Public Health Laboratory at 612-676-5396 for instructions.

c Isolates are considered to be from invasive disease if they are isolated from a normally sterile site, e.g. blood, CSF, joint fluid, etc.

d Submission of isolates or clinical materials requested; reporting rule change expected in 2004.

e Report on separate Sexually Transmitted Disease Report Card.

f Report on separate HIV Report Card.

g Requested to report immediately by telephone; reporting rule change expected in 2004.

h Addition to reporting rule change expected in 2004.

i Infants only; reporting rule change expected in 2004.

Foodborne, Vectorborne and Zoonotic Diseases

  • Amebiasis (Entamoeba histolytica/dispar)
  • Anaplasmosis (Anaplasma phagocytophilum) h
  • Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) a,d
  • Arboviral Disease h
  • Babesiosis (Babesia spp.)
  • Botulism (Clostridium botulinum) a
  • Brucellosis (Brucella spp.) d,g
  • Campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter spp.) b
  • Cat scratch disease (infection caused by Bartonella spp.)
  • Cholera (Vibrio cholerae) a,b
  • Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium parvum) d
  • Cyclosporiasis (Cyclospora cayetanensis) d,h
  • Dengue virus infection
  • Diphyllobothrium latum infection
  • Ehrlichiosis (Ehrlichia spp.)
  • Encephalitis (caused by viral agents)
  • Enteric E. coli infection (E. coli O157:H7, other enterohemorrhagic [Shiga toxin-producing] E. coli, enteropathogenic E. coli, enteroinvasive E. coli, enterotoxigenic E. coli) b
  • Enterobacter sakazakii d,h,i
  • Giardiasis (Giardia lamblia)
  • Hantavirus infection
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome d,g
  • Kingella spp. d,h
  • Leptospirosis (Leptospira interrogans)
  • Listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes) b
  • Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi)
  • Malaria (Plasmodium spp.)
  • Plague (Yersinia pestis) d,g
  • Psittacosis (Chlamydophila psittaci)
  • Q fever (Coxiella burnetii) d,g
  • Rabies (animal and human cases and suspects) a
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever (Rickettsia spp., R. canada)
  • Salmonellosis, including typhoid (Salmonella spp.) b
  • Shigellosis (Shigella spp.) b
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Trichinosis (Trichinella spiralis)
  • Tularemia (Francisella tularensis) d,g
  • Typhus (Rickettsia spp.)
  • Vibrio spp. d,h
  • Yellow fever
  • Yersiniosis, enteric (Yersinia spp.) b

Invasive Bacterial Diseases

  • Haemophilus influenzae disease (all invasive disease) b,c
  • Meningococcal disease (Neisseria meningitidis) b,c,g
  • Neonatal sepsis (infants <7 days of age; excluding coagulase-negative
    Staphylococcus) c,d,h
  • Streptococcal disease (all invasive disease caused by
  • Groups A and B streptococci and S. pneumoniae) b,c
  • Toxic shock syndrome b

Vaccine Preventable Diseases

  • Diphtheria (Corynebacterium diphtheriae) b,g
  • Hepatitis (all primary viral types including A, B, C, D, and E)
  • Influenza (unusual case incidence, critical illness, or laboratory-confirmed cases) d
  • Measles (Rubeola) a,d
  • Mumps
  • Pertussis (Bordetella pertussis) b
  • Poliomyelitis a,d
  • Rubella and congenital rubella syndrome g
  • Smallpox d,g,h
  • Tetanus (Clostridium tetani)
  • Varicella-zoster (Primary [chickenpox] - unusual case incidence, critical illness or laboratory-confirmed cases; or recurrent [shingles] - unusual case incidence or critical illness) d,h

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Retroviral Infections

  • Chancroid (Haemophilus ducreyi) e
  • Chlamydia trachomatis infection e
  • Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) e
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection,
    including Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) f
  • Retrovirus infection (other than HIV)
  • Syphilis (Treponema pallidum) e

Other Conditions

  • Blastomycosis (Blastomyces dermatitidis)
  • Coccidioidomycosis h
  • Histoplasmosis (Histoplasma capsulatum)
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Legionellosis (Legionella spp.) d
  • Leprosy (Mycobacterium leprae)
  • Meningitis (viral agents)
  • Orthopox virus d,g,h
  • Reye syndrome
  • Rheumatic fever (cases meeting the Jones Criteria only)
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (1. Suspect and probable cases of SARS and 2. Cases of health care workers hospitalized for pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome) a,b
  • Staphylococcus aureus (including only vancomycin-intermediate
    Staphylococcus aureus [VISA], vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus
    aureus [VRSA], and deaths or critical illness due to community-acquired
    Staphylococcus aureus in a previously well individual) d,h
  • Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy h
  • Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. bovis) b
  • Unexplained deaths b and unexplained critical illness
    (possibly due to infectious cause) d,h
  • Unusual or increased case incidence of any illness a,d

Note: For current information about reportable diseases in Minnesota, please see Reportable Diseases.


Updated Friday, 19-Jan-2018 10:21:31 CST