Health Care Provider Information about Animal Contact Illnesses
Information for Minnesota clinicians
- Preventing Illness Associated with Animal Contact
Basic illness prevention techniques can keep you and your family from becoming ill.
MDH is happy to consult with health care providers on case-patients with specific animal exposures; we can be reached at 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.
Required disease reporting
- Reporting an Infectious Disease
Healthcare providers are required to report to the Minnesota Department of Health all confirmed or suspected cases of the following:
Daycare and food handlers
For patients who are ill with an enteric illness:
- Restrictions on Food Workers and Child Care Attendance
Children and adults may be subject to certain restrictions from daycare/preschool or food service when they have an enteric illness.