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List of Reportable Diseases

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

  1. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) $
  2. Amebiasis
  3. Animal bite #
  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, et al.) #
  7. Botulism (all forms) #
  8. Brucellosis
  9. Campylobacteriosis
  10. Cancer ^
  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
  19. Diphtheria #
  20. Encephalitis (all types)
  21. Enterohemorrhagic E. coli (shiga toxin-producing E. coli or STEC) #  *
  22. Food poisoning outbreak #
  23. Galactosemia (<5y/old)
  24. Giardiasis
  25. Gonococcal infections
  26. Granuloma inguinale
  27. Guillain-Barre syndrome
  28. Haemophilus influenzae invasive disease #  *
  29. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome #
  30. Hemorrhagic fever #
  31. Hepatitis, viral, acute and chronic cases
  32. Histoplasmosis
  33. HIV infection $
  34. Influenza (laboratory-confirmed only)
  35. Lead poisoning #
  36. Legionellosis #
  37. Leprosy (Hansen's Disease)
  38. Leptospirosis
  39. Listeriosis
  40. Lyme disease
  41. Lymphogranuloma venereum
  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
  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)
  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 syndrome
  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 #

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.

Rev. 03/12