List of Reportable Diseases
(PA Code, Title 28, Chapter 27
requiring electronic reporting.)
- AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) $
- Animal bite
- An unusual cluster of isolates
- Arboviruses (includes Colorado tick fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, dengue, Eastern equine encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, West Nile virus infection, Yellow fever, et al.)
- Botulism (all forms)
- CD4 T-lymphocyte test result with a count <200 cells/microliter, or a CD4 T-lymphocyte % of <14% of total lymphocytes $
- Chickenpox (Varicella)
Chlamydia trachomatis infections
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) (<5y/old)
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
- Encephalitis (all types)
E. coli (shiga toxin-producing E. coli or STEC)
- Food poisoning outbreak
- Galactosemia (<5y/old)
- Gonococcal infections
- Granuloma inguinale
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
Haemophilus influenzae invasive disease
- Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
- Hemorrhagic fever
- Hepatitis, viral, acute and chronic cases
- HIV infection $
- Influenza (laboratory-confirmed only)
- Lead poisoning
- Leprosy (Hansen's Disease)
- Lyme disease
- Lymphogranuloma venereum
- Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) (<5y/old)
- Measles (Rubeola)
- Meningitis (all types--not limited to invasive
Haemophilus influenzae or
- Meningococcal invasive disease
- Perinatal exposure of a newborn to HIV
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Phenylketonuria (PKU) (<5y/old)
- Primary congenital hypothyroidism (<5y/old)
- Psittacosis (ornithosis)
- Respiratory syncytial virus
- Rickettsial diseases/infections (includes Anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Q fever, rickettsialpox, typhus, Ehrlichiosis)
- Rubella (German measles) and congenital rubella syndrome
- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) #
- Sickle cell hemoglobinopathies (<5y/old)
Staphylococcal aureus, Vancomycin Resistant (VRSA) or Intermediate (VISA) invasive disease
- Streptococcal invasive disease (Group A)
Streptococcus pneumoniae, drug resistant invasive disease
- Syphilis (all stages)
- Toxic shock syndrome
- Tuberculosis, suspected or confirmed active disease (all sites) including the results of drug susceptibility testing
- Typhoid fever
For healthcare practitioners and healthcare facilities, all diseases are reportable within 5 work-days, unless otherwise noted.
# Healthcare practitioners and healthcare facilities must report within 24 hours.
For clinical laboratories, all diseases are reportable by next work-day, unless otherwise noted.
$ Clinical laboratories must report within 5 days of obtaining the test result.
* In addition to reporting, clinical laboratories must also submit isolates to the state Laboratory within 5 work-days of isolation.
^ Hospitals, clinical laboratories, and healthcare facilities must report within 180 days.
BLUE 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.