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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 Influenza - novel influenza A
Arboviruses Influenza - pediatric deaths and institutional outbreaks
Botulism Measles (rubeola)
Brucellosis Melioidosis
Candida auris Meningococcal infections
Cholera Novel coronavirus (SARS, MERS-CoV)
Diptheria Pandrug-resistant organism
Encephalitis Plague
E. coli O157:H7 and Shiga toxin-
producing bacteria
Poliomyelitis
Food poisoning Rabies
H. influenzae, invasive disease Rubella (German Measles) & Congenital Rubella
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Smallpox
Hemorrhagic fever, all Tularemia
Acute HIV infection Typhoid (S. typhi and paratyphi)
Birth of infant to HIV infected woman West Nile Virus
New HIV positive result in a pregnant woman Yellow Fever
Pregnancy in HIV infected woman



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.
Amebiasis Leptospirosis
Animal bites (wild/stray/domestic) Listeriosis
Babesiosis Lyme disease
Campylobacteriosis Malaria
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Meningitis (viral, fungal, bacterial)
Chancroid Mumps
Chikungunya Pertussis (whooping cough)
Chlamydia trachomatis including LGV Psittacosis (ornithosis)
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Rickettsial diseases
Cryptosporidiosis Salmonellosis
Cyclosporiasis Shigellosis
Dengue S. aureus, vancomycin insensitive
Ehrlichiosis/Anaplasmosis Streptococcal disease, invasive group A
Giardiasis Streptococcal disease, invasive group B (neonatal)
Gonococcal infections S. pneumoniae, invasive disease
Guillain-Barré syndrome Syphilis
Hepatitis A Tetanus
Hepatitis B, including pregnancy in
a Hepatitis B infected woman
Toxic Shock Syndrome
Hepatitis C, including pregnancy in
a Hepatitis C infected woman
Trichinosis
Hepatitis, other viral Tuberculosis
Histoplasmosis Varicella, including zoster
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/AIDS) Vibriosis
Lead poisoning Yersiniosis
Legionellosis Zika, including prenatal and postnatal birth defects
Leprosy (Hansen’s disease)