Communicable Disease Reporting

 

For questions about illness or filling out the communicable disease reporting form please call the public health nurse at 1-800-504-2650.

 

Disease Name Notify Health Department Vaccine Letter Template Fact Sheet Resource
Adenovirus Yes Adenovirus Fact Sheet CDC – Adenovirus
Bed Bugs No Bed Bugs Letter to Parents CDC – Bed Bugs

MDHHS – Bed Bugs

Campylobacteriosis Yes No CDC – Campylobacter
Chickenpox (Varicella) Yes Yes Chickenpox Letter to Parents CDC – Chickenpox

DHHS – Chickenpox

Common Cold No Common Cold Fact Sheet CDC – Common Cold
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) No CMV Letter to Parents CDC – CMV

MDHHS – CMV

COVID-19 Yes Yes COVID-19 Outbreak Letter COVID-19 Isolation Guidelines CDC – COVID-19

MDHHS – COVID-19

Croup No Croup Fact Sheet CDC – Croup
Diarrheal Illness

(Unspecified)

 

No Diarrheal Illness Fact Sheet CDC – Diarrheal Illness

Mayo Clinic – Diarrheal Illness

E. Coli

(Shiga toxin-producing)

Yes No E. Coli Fact Sheet CDC – E. Coli
Fifth Disease

(Erythema infectiosum)

(Parvovirus B19)

No Fifth Disease Letter to Parents CDC – Fifth Disease
Giardiasis Yes No Giardiasis Letter to Parents CDC – Giardiasis
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

(Coxsackievirus)

(Herpangina)

No HFMD Letter to Parents HFMD Fact Sheet CDC – HFMD

Mayo Clinic – HFMD

Head Lice

(pediculosis)

No Headlice Letter to Parents

Awareness for Lice Letter to Parents

Child Has Lice Notification to Parents

Lice Inspection Report to Parents

 Head Lice Fact Sheet

Head Lice Manual

CDC – Head Lice

MDHHS – Head Lice

Hepatitis A Yes Yes CDC – Hepatitis A

MDHHS – Hepatitis A

WHO – Hepatitis A

Herpes simplex I, II

(cold sores / fever blisters)

(genital herpes)

No Herpes Fact Sheet CDC – Herpes

WHO – Herpes

Impetigo

(Impetigo contagiosa)

No Impetigo Letter to Parents CDC – Impetigo
Influenza

(Influenza-like illness)

Yes Yes Influenza Letter to Parents Influenza Fact Sheet CDC – Influenza

MDHHS – Influenza

Measles

(Rubella)

(Hard / red measles)

Yes Yes Measles Exposure Letter to Parents Measles Fact Sheet CDC – Measles
Meningitis

(Aseptic/viral)

Yes No Meningitis Unknown Etiology Letter to Parents

Viral Meningitis Letter to Parents

CDC – Viral Meningitis
Meningitis

(Bacterial)

(N. meningitis)

(H. influenzae)

(S. pneumoniae)

Yes For some bacterial strains Bacterial Meningitis Letter to Parents Meningitis Fact Sheet CDC – Bacterial Meningitis
Molloscum contagiosum No CDC – Molloscum

Mayo Clinic – Molloscum

Monkeypox virus

(MPV)

Yes Yes CDC – Monkeypox

MDHHS – Monkeypox

Mononucleosis

(mono)

No Mononucleosis Letter to Parents Mononucleosis Fact Sheet CDC – Mono
MRSA

(Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

No MRSA Letter to Parents MRSA Fact Sheet CDC – MRSA

MDHHS – MRSA Brochure

Mumps Yes Yes Mumps Letter to Parents Mumps Fact Sheet CDC – Mumps
Norovirus

(viral gastroenteritis)

Yes No Norovirus Letter to Parents Norovirus Fact Sheet CDC – Norovirus

MDHHS – Norovirus

MDHHS – Norovirus Cleaning

Pink Eye

(conjunctivitis)

No Pink Eye Letter to Parents Pink Eye Fact Sheet CDC – Pink Eye
Poliomyelitis

(polio)

Yes Yes Poliomyelitis Fact Sheet CDC – Polio

MDHHS – Polio

Rash Illness

(unspecified)

No CDC – Rash Illness
Respiratory Illness

(unspecified)

No CDC – Respiratory Illness

MDHHS – Respiratory Illness

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Yes RSV Letter to Parents RSV Fact Sheet CDC – RSV
Ringworm

(Tinea)

No Ringworm Letter to Parents CDC – Ringworm
Rubella

(German Measles)

Yes Yes Rubella Letter to Parents Rubella Fact Sheet CDC – Rubella
Salmonella

(Salmonellosis)

Yes No Salmonella Letter to Parents CDC – Salmonella
Scabies No Scabies Letter to Parents Scabies Fact Sheet CDC – Scabies

MDHHS – Scabies

Shigellosis Yes No Shigellosis Letter to Parents Shigellosis Fact Sheet CDC – Shigellosis
Strep Throat /

Scarlet Fever

No Strep Throat Letter to Parents CDC – Strep Throat
Streptococcus pneumoniae Yes Yes Streptococcus pneumoniae Fact Sheet CDC – Streptococcus pneumoniae
Tuberculosis

(TB)

Yes No TB Fact Sheet CDC – TB

MDHHS – TB

WHO – TB

Typhoid Fever

(Salmonella typhi)

Yes Yes CDC – Typhoid Fever

WHO – Typhoid Fever

Vomiting Illness

(Unspecified)

No CDC – Vomiting Illness

Cleveland Clinic – Vomiting Illness

Whooping Cough

(Pertussis)

Yes Yes Pertussis Letter to Parents Pertussis Fact Sheet CDC – Pertussis

MDHHS – Pertussis

WHO – Pertussis

 

This page was last updated on December 13th, 2023