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Disease Reporting



Required by Law
Reporting of suspected or confirmed communicable diseases is mandated under Pennsylvania state law and Philadelphia city code. Physicians have the primary responsibility for reporting. Laboratories, school nurses, day care centers, nursing homes, hospitals, state institutions, or other facilities providing health services are also required to report the listed diseases and conditions.

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. Routinely notifiable diseases, infections or conditions must be reported within five days after being identified by symptoms, appearance or diagnosis.

How to Report
Suspected or confirmed cases should be reported to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. For each disease or condition, please provide the following information: condition; patient name, age, DOB, sex, address and phone; clinician name and contact information.

To report a public health emergency or an immediately notifiable disease during regular business hours please call 215-685-6748 or fax a report to 215-238-6947. To report after business hours, please contact the Division of Disease Control on-call personnel at 215-686-4514, through Philadelphia City Hall.

To report a routinely notifiable disease you may submit the report through PA-NEDSS (the Pennsylvania National Electronic Disease Surveillance System), call 215-685-6748, or fax a report to 215-238-6947.

Reports submitted by e–mail cannot be accepted.

 

Immediately Notifiable Diseases and Conditions
Report suspected or confirmed cases within 24 hours by calling 215-685-6748 during business hours. To report after business hours, please contact the Division of Disease Control on-call staff at 215-686-4514, through Philadelphia City Hall.

Anthrax Measles
Botulism Meningococcal infections
Brucellosis Plague
Cholera Poliomyelitis
Diptheria Rabies
Encephalitis (including all arboviruses) Rubella
E. coli O157:H7 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Food poisoning Smallpox
H. influenza, invasive disease Tularemia
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Typhoid (S. typhi and paratyphi)
Legionnaire’s disease West Nile Virus
Listeriosis Yellow Fever and
other viral hemorrhagic fevers



Routinely Notifiable Diseases and Conditions
Report suspected or confirmed cases within five days by submitting the report through PA-NEDSS (the Pennsylvania National Electronic Disease Surveillance System), by calling 215-685-6748, or by faxing a report to 215-238-6947.

To report tuberculosis cases, call 215-685-6744.

For AIDS/HIV reporting, call 215-685-4781.

To report cases of lead poisoning, call 215-685-2788.

AIDS/HIV Leptospirosis
Amebiasis Lyme disease
Animal bites (wild/stray/domestic) Malaria
Campylobacteriosis Meningitis – all types
Chlamydia trachomatis including LGV Mumps
Chancroid Pelvic inflammatory disease
Creutzfeld-Jacob disease Pertussis (whooping cough)
Cryptosporidiosis Psittacosis (ornithosis)
Cyclosporiasis Rickettsial diseases
Ehrlichiosis Salmonellosis
Giardiasis Shigellosis
Gonococcal infections Vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus (VISA) / Vancomycin-resistant S. aureus (VRSA)
Guillan-Barre syndrome Streptococcal disease, invasive group A
Hepatitis A S. pneumonia, invasive
Hepatitis B Syphilis
Hepatitis C Tetanus
Hepatitis, other viral Toxic Shock Syndrome
Histoplasmosis Trichinosis
Influenza – pediatric mortality
and institutional outbreaks
Tuberculosis
Lead poisoning Varicella, including zoster
Leprosy (Hansen’s disease)

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