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Immediately notifiable

Immediately notifiable diseases, infections or conditions must be reported within 24 hours after being identified by symptoms, appearance or diagnosis. All unusual disease clusters, disease outbreaks, and unusual disease occurrences should also be reported immediately.

Immediately Notifiable Diseases and Conditions
Report suspected or confirmed cases to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health within 24 hours by calling 215-685-6748 during business hours or 215-686-4514 after business hours.
Anthrax Melioidosis
Botulism Meningococcal infections
Brucellosis Novel coronavirus (SARS, MERS-CoV)
Cholera Plague
Diptheria Poliomyelitis
Encephalitis (including all arboviruses) Rabies
E. coli O157:H7 Rubella
Food poisoning Smallpox
H. influenza, invasive disease Tularemia
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Typhoid (S. typhi and paratyphi)
Influenza - novel influenza A West Nile Virus
Influenza - pediatric mortality and institutional outbreaks Yellow Fever and
other viral hemorrhagic fevers
Measles (rubeola)



Routinely Notifiable Diseases and Conditions

Routinely Notifiable Diseases and Conditions must be reported within five days after being identified by symptoms, appearance or diagnosis.


Routinely Notifiable Diseases and Conditions
Report suspected or confirmed cases to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health within 5 days by calling 215-685-6748 during business hours or faxing a report to 215-238-6947.
AIDS/HIV Leptospirosis
Amebiasis Listeriosis
Animal bites (wild/stray/domestic) Lyme disease
Babesiosis Malaria
Campylobacteriosis Meningitis – all types
Chlamydia trachomatis including LGV Mumps
Chancroid Pertussis (whooping cough)
Creutzfeld-Jacob disease Psittacosis (ornithosis)
Cryptosporidiosis Rickettsial diseases
Cyclosporiasis Salmonellosis
Dengue Shigellosis
Ehrlichiosis Vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus (VISA) /
Vancomycin-resistant S. aureus (VRSA)
Giardiasis Streptococcal disease, invasive group A
Gonococcal infections Streptococcal disease, invasive group B (neonatal)
Guillan-Barre syndrome S. pneumonia, invasive
Hepatitis A Syphilis
Hepatitis B Tetanus
Hepatitis C Toxic Shock Syndrome
Hepatitis, other viral Trichinosis
Histoplasmosis Tuberculosis
Lead poisoning
and institutional outbreaks
Vibriosis
Legionnaires' Disease Varicella, including zoster
Leprosy (Hansen’s disease) Yersiniosis