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Disease reporting tools for healthcare providers.

We rely on healthcare providers to report notifiable conditions and unusual findings that may be of public health concern. This is how our Epidemiologists and Public Health Consultants identify and respond to potential disease outbreaks.

To report a notifiable condition:

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Reporting requirements

Report notifiable conditions as shown below. Immediately report a suspected institutional outbreak of any illness (for example, gastrointestinal illness or flu-like symptoms in a nursing home). Print this list.

Report immediately

Evenings/weekends—
Call (253) 798-6410.

Report Within
24 hours

Report within
3 business days

 

Animal bite (suspected human rabies exposure)

 

Brucellosis

 

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) (including people previously reported with HIV)

 

Anthrax

 

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome

 

Arboviral disease (acute) (West Nile virus, dengue, Eastern and Western equine encephalitis, Zika, etc.)

 

Botulism (foodborne, wound, infant)

 

Hepatitis A (acute)

 

Campylobacteriosis

 

Burkholderia mallei (glanders) and pseudomallei (melioidosis)

 

Hepatitis E (acute)

 

Chancroid

 

Cholera

 

Legionellosis

 

Chlamydia trachomatis infection

 

Diphtheria

 

Leptospirosis

 

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

 

Disease of suspected bioterrorism origin

 

Listeriosis

 

Cryptosporidiosis

 

Domoic acid poisoning (amnesic shellfish poisoning)

 

Mumps (acute)

 

Cyclosporiasis

 

E. coli (Shiga toxin-producing infections including but not limited to E. coli O157:H7)

 

Pertussis

 

Giardiasis

 

Emerging condition with outbreak potential

 

Psittacosis

 

Gonorrhea

 

Haemophilus influenzae (invasive disease) (children under 5 years old)

 

Q fever

 

Granuloma inguinale

 

Hemolytic uremic syndrome

 

Relapsing fever (borreliosis)

 

Hepatitis B surface antigen-positive pregnant woman

 

Influenza (novel or unsubtypable strain)

 

Salmonellosis

 

Hepatitis C (acute)

 

Measles (rubeola) (acute)

 

Shigellosis

 

Hepatitis D (acute, chronic)

 

Meningococcal disease (invasive)

 

Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (not vancomycin-intermediate)

 

Herpes simplex (neonatal, genital) (initial infection)

 

Monkeypox

 

Vibriosis

HIV infection

 

Outbreak (suspected foodborne or waterborne origin)

 

Yersiniosis

 

Immunization reactions (severe, adverse)


Paralytic shellfish poisoning

 

Unexplained critical illness or death

 

Influenza-associated death (lab-confirmed)

 

Pesticide poisoning (hospitalized, fatal, cluster—Call (800) 222‑1222

 

Other rare disease of public health significance, including but not limited to:

 

Lyme disease

 

Plague

 

Amoebic meningitis

 

Lymphogranuloma venereum

 

Poliomyelitis

 

Anaplasmosis

 

Malaria

 

Rabies (confirmed human or animal) (suspected human exposure)

 

Babesiosis

 

Pesticide poisoning (non-hospitalized, non-fatal, non-cluster)—Call (800) 222‑1222

 

Rubella (include congenital rubella syndrome) (acute)

 

Carbepenemase-producing carbepenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CP-CRE)

 

Prion disease (including Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease)

 

SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome)

 

Chagas disease

 

Syphilis (including congenital)

 

Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections (including but not limited to E. coli O157:H7) (including post-diarrheal hemolytic uremic syndrome)

 

Coccidioidomycosis

 

Tetanus

 

Smallpox

 

Cryptococcus gattii

 

Trichinosis

 

Tuberculosis

 

Ehrlichiosis

 

Varicella-associated death

 

Tularemia

 

Ehrlichiosis

 

 

Vaccinia transmission

 

Histoplasmosis

 

 

Viral hemorrhagic fever

 

Shellfish poisoning (diarrhetic)

 

 

Yellow fever

 

Tickborne rickettsioses (including Rocky Mountain spotted fever)

 

 

Tick paralysis

 
 

 

Typhus

 

Report within 7 business days

Report monthly

 

Tuberculosis infection (latent) (positive tuberculosis skin test or interferon-gamma release assay, e.g., QuantiFERON®-TB Gold)

 

Asthma (occupational) (suspected or confirmed)—Call (888) 66-SHARP

   

Birth defects (autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, alcohol-related)—Call (360) 236-3533

   

Hepatitis B (chronic) (initial diagnosis or previously unreported cases)

 

 

Hepatitis C (chronic)

Why report communicable diseases?

Reporting benefits the patient by:

  • Preventing re-infection by contacts.
  • Helping to assure compliance with medical therapy.
  • Providing health education and resources to patient and contacts.

Reporting benefits the provider by:

  • Helping to assure patient compliance with prescribed regimens.
  • Assisting providers with education for the patient and contacts.
  • Decreasing repeat visits for managed-care patients.

Reporting benefits the public by:

  • Preventing the spread of disease through case investigation.
  • Providing reliable information for surveillance.
  • Identifying disease trends and emerging conditions.

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