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List of Reportable Diseases
(Please see color and symbol key at bottom of page)


Pennsylvania Department of Health
(PA Code, Title 28, Chapter 27 | Updates 1 & 2 requiring electronic reporting.)

A      1.  AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) $

          2.  Amebiasis

          3Animal bite # (Animal bites must be reported within 24 hours to the local health jurisdiction, but not to NEDSS)

          4.  Anthrax #
 
          5.  An unusual cluster of isolates
 
          6.  Arboviruses (includes Colorado tick fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, dengue, Eastern equine encephalitis,
               St. Louis encephalitis, West Nile virus infection, Yellow fever, Zika et al) #

B    7.  Botulism (all forms) #
          8.  Brucellosis

C      9.  Campylobacteriosis
 
        10.  Cancer (hospitals, clinical laboratories and healthcare facilities must report within 180 days)

        11.  CD4 T-lymphocyte test result with a count <200 cells/microliter, or a CD4 T-lymphocyte % of <14% of total lymphocytes $

        12.  Chancroid
 
        13.  Chickenpox (Varicella)

        14.  Chlamydia trachomatis infections

        15.  Cholera #

        16.  Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) (<5y/old)

        17.  Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

        18.  Cryptosporidiosis

 


D   19.  Diphtheria #

E    20.  Encephalitis (all types)
        21.  Enterohemorrhagic E. coli (shiga toxin-producing E. coli or STEC) # *

F     22. Food poisoning outbreak #

G    23.  Galactosemia (<5y/old)
        24.  Giardiasis
        25.  Gonococcal infections
        26.  Granuloma inguinale
        27.  Guillain-Barre syndrome

H   28.  Haemophilus influenzae invasive disease # *
        29.  Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome #
        30.  Hemorrhagic fever #
        31.  Hepatitis, viral, acute and chronic cases
        32.  Histoplasmosis
        33.  HIV infection $

 


I    34.  Influenza (laboratory-confirmed only)


 

L   35.  Lead poisoning #
        36.  Legionellosis #
        37.  Leprosy (Hansen's Disease)
        38.  Leptospirosis
        39 . Listeriosis
        40.  Lyme disease
        41.  Lymphogranuloma venereum

M   42.  Malaria
        43.  Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) (<5y/old)
        44.  Measles (Rubeola) #
        45.  Meningitis (all types--not limited to invasive Haemophilus influenzae or Neisseria meningitidis)
        46.  Meningococcal invasive disease #*
        47.  Mumps

P    48.  Perinatal exposure of a newborn to HIV 
        49.  Pertussis (whooping cough)
        50.  Phenylketonuria (PKU) (<5y/old)
        51.  Plague #
        52.  Poliomyelitis #
        53.  Primary congenital hypothyroidism (<5y/old)
        54.  Psittacosis (ornithosis)

R    55. Rabies #
        56. Respiratory syncytial virus
        57. Rickettsial diseases/infections (includes Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Q fever, rickettsialpox, typhus, Ehrlichiosis)
        58. Rubella (German measles) and congenital rubella syndrom

S  59.  Salmonellosis*
       60.  Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) #
       61.  Shigellosis*
       62.  Sickle cell hemoglobinopathies (<5y/old)
       63.  Smallpox #
       64.  Staphylococcal aureus, Vancomycin Resistant (VRSA) or Intermediate (VISA) invasive disease
       65.  Streptococcal invasive disease (Group A)
       66.  Streptococcus pneumoniae, drug resistant invasive disease
       67.  Syphilis (all stages)

68.  Tetanus
      69.  Toxic shock syndrome
      70.  Toxoplasmosis 
      71.  Trichinosis
      72.  Tuberculosis, suspected or confirmed active disease (all sites) including the results of drug susceptibility testing
      73.  Tularemia
      74.  Typhoid fever #

COLOR AND SYMBOL KEY:
- For healthcare practitioners and healthcare facilities, all diseases are reportable within 5 workdays, unless otherwise noted. 
- For listings in red #, healthcare practitioners and healthcare facilities must report within 24 hours.
- For clinical laboratories all diseases are reportable by next workday, unless otherwise noted.
- For listings with $, clinical laboratories must report within 5 days of obtaining the test result.
- For listings with *, in addition to reporting, clinical laboratories must also submit isolates to the state laboratory within 5 workdays of isolation.
- Listings in blue are not currently reportable via PA-NEDSS.
 
Please note that certain broad categories such as #22 (Food Poisoning Outbreak) should be construed to mean all such illnesses, even
if the etiology is either not otherwise listed here, or a specific etiology cannot be determined. Further, all disease outbreaks and/or unusual occurrences of disease are reportable within the Commonwealth. Finally, note that local jurisdictions may require reports of additional
conditions not listed here within their jurisdictions.
 Revised November 14, 2016