Reportable Diseases & Conditions

Our Communicable Disease Team will investigate disease reports. In certain circumstances, testing at the Alameda County Public Health Lab will be arranged. The Communicable Disease Team provides guidelines for treatment, prophylaxis and infection control. Reporting of certain diseases may activate state and federal emergency response systems.

Laboratory Reportable Diseases

California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Section 2505 requires laboratories to report laboratory testing results suggestive of diseases of public health importance to the local health department.

Healthcare Provider Reportable Diseases

Title 17, California Code of Regulations (CCR) §2500, §2593, §2641.5-2643.20, and §2800-2812 requires that healthcare providers report known or suspected cases of disease or condition, listed below, to the jurisdiction in which the patient resides.

REPORT IMMEDIATELY BY PHONE
During Business hours: (510) 267-3250 After hours: (925) 422-7595
  • Anthrax, human or animal
  • Botulism (Infant, Foodborne, Wound, Other)
  • Brucellosis, human
  • Cholera
  • Ciguatera Fish Poisoning
  • Dengue Virus Infection
  • Diphtheria
  • Domoic Acid Poisoning (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning)
  • Escherichia coli: shiga toxin producing (STEC), including E. coli 0157:H7
  • Flavivirus infection of undermined species
  • Foodborne Disease (when two or more cases or suspected cases of foodborne disease from separate households are suspected to have the same source of illness)
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Influenza, novel strains (human)
  • Measles (Rubeola)
  • Meningococcal Infections
  • Novel Virus with Pandemic Potential
  • Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
  • Plague, Human or Animal
  • Rabies, Human or Animal
  • Scombroid Fish Poisoning
  • Shiga Toxin (detected in feces)
  • Smallpox (Variola)
  • Tularemia, human
  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers, human or animal (Crimean-Congo, Ebola, Lassa and Marburg viruses)
  • Yellow Fever
  • Zika Virus Infection
  • Occurrence of any unusual disease
  • Outbreak of any disease (including diseases not listed in §2500)

 

REPORT WITHIN ONE WORKING DAY
BY PHONE: (510)267-3250 BY FAX: (510)273-3744
TB PHONE: (510)677-3096 TB FAX: (510)273-3916
  • Amebiasis
  • Babesiosis
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
  • Chickenpox (Varicella) (outbreaks, hospitalizations and deaths)
  • Chikungunya Virus Infection
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Encephalitis, specify etiology (Viral, Bacterial, Fungal, Parasitic)
  • Foodborne Disease
  • Haemophilus Influenzae, invasive disease (only in persons less than 5 years of age)
  • Hantavirus Infections
  • Hepatitis A, acute infection
  • Listeriosis
  • Malaria
  • Meningitis, specify etiology (Viral, Bacterial, Fungal, Parasitic)
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Poliovirus infection
  • Psittacosis
  • Q Fever
  • Relapsing Fever
  • Salmonellosis (other than Typhoid Fever)
  • Shigellosis
  • Streptococcal Infections (Outbreaks of any type and individual cases in food handlers and dairy workers only)
  • Syphilis
  • Trichinosis
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Typhoid Fever, Cases and Carriers
  • Vibrio Infections
  • West Nile Virus Infection
  • Yersiniosis

 

REPORT BY PHONE, FAX OR MAIL WITHIN 7 CALENDAR DAYS
BY PHONE: (510) 267-3250 BY FAX: (510) 273-3744
MAIL: Attn: DCDCP, 1000 Broadway, Suite 500, Oakland CA 94607
  • Anaplasmosis
  • Brucellosis, animal (except infections due to Brucella canis)
  • Chancroid
  • Chlamydia trachomatis infections, including lymphogranuloma venereum
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (CJD) and other Transmissible spongiform
  • Cyclosporiasis
  • Cysticercosis or Taeniasis
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Giardiasis
  • Gonococcal Infections
  • Hepatitis B (specify acute case or chronic)
  • Hepatitis C (specify acute case or chronic)
  • Hepatitis D (Delta) (specify acute case or chronic)
  • Hepatitis E, acute infection
  • Influenza, deaths in laboratory-confirmed cases for age 0-64 years
  • Legionelllosis
  • Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease)
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Mumps
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (only for deaths in a patient less than 5 years of age)
  • Rickettsial Diseases (non-Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever), including Typhus and Typhus-like illnesses
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Rubella (German Measles)
  • Rubella Syndrome, congenital
  • Tetanus
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Tularemia, animal

 

REPORT BY PHONE OR TRACEABLE MAIL WITHIN 7 CALENDAR DAYS:  PHONE (510) 268-2372
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), acute infection
  • HIV infection, Stage 3 (AIDS)

Case reports or laboratory reports must be placed in a sealed envelope  and sent via traceable mail (USPS certified, FedEx, or UPS) marked “Confidential”, with attention to:

Neena Murgai
Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit
1000 Broadway, Ste 310, Oakland, CA 94607

 

HIGH GRADE CERVICAL PRECANCER: REPORT TO CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH / CALIFORNIA EMERGING INFECTIONS PROGRAM PER INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

All cases of histologically diagnosed cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grades 2 and 3, and adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) for residents of Alameda County over 18 years of age.

Contact HPV-Impact Surveillance Unit to set-up a reporting method that works with your laboratory information system.

Erin Whitney, MPH
HPV-Impact Surveillance Unit
California Department of Public Health
510-620-2379
erin.whitney@cdph.ca.gov

 

REPORTABLE NONCOMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND CONDITIONS §2800–2812 and §2593 (b)

  • Disorders Characterized by Lapses of Consciousness (§2800-2812)
  • Mammalian Animal bites to Humans (§2606 a)
  • Pesticide-related illness or injury (known or suspected cases) (§105200)
  • Cancer, including benign and borderline brain tumors (except (1) basal and squamous skin cancer unless occurring on genitalia, and (2) carcinoma in-situ and CIN III of the Cervix) (§2593 b)***

 

* This form is designed for health care providers to report those diseases mandated by Title 17, California Code of Regulations (CCR). Failure to report is a misdemeanor (Health & Safety Code §120295) and is a citable offense under the Medical Board of California Citation and Fine Program (Title 16, CCR, §1364.10 and 1364.11).
** Failure to report is a citable offense and subject to civil penalty ($250) (Health and Safety Code §105200).
*** The Confidential Physician Cancer Reporting Form may also be used. See Physician Reporting Requirements for Cancer Reporting in CA at: www.ccrcal.org.

Revised June 2017


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