Last Updated: 10/20/2022
Reporting Toxic Shock Syndrome
What to report
Toxic shock syndrome must be reported to MDH within one working day.
- CDC: Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome (STSS) (Streptococcus pyogenes) Case Definitions
Case definition from CDC's National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS) for Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome.
- CDC: Toxic Shock Syndrome (Other Than Streptococcal) (TSS) Case Definitions
Case definition from CDC's National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS) for Toxic Shock Syndrome (Other Than Streptococcal).
How to report toxic shock syndrome
- Toxic Shock Syndrome Case Report Form
This is the reporting form for Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).
Any reportable infectious disease may be reported by phone to 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414.
Submitting clinical materials
For toxic shock syndrome, submission of clinical materials (isolate, if available) to MDH is required by rule.
- Clinical Materials
Clinical materials must be submitted according to these guidelines.
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.