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Reporting Diseases and Conditions

New York City���s Health Code Article 11 requires that certain diseases and conditions be reported to DOHMH immediately and others within 24 hours. Please see below for more information

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Red should be reported immediately by calling the Provider Access Line at 1-866-692-3641. Outbreaks among three or more persons or unusual manifestations of any disease or condition should also be reported immediately.

Blue should also be reported immediately to 1-866-692-3641 if the case meets any of the risk group criteria described in footnotes 1, 2, or 3.

Black should be reported within 24 hours using Reporting Central online via NYCMED or by mailing or faxing the paper Universal Reporting Form.

  • Amebiasis(1, 2)
  • Anaplasmosis (Human granulocytic anaplasmosis)
  • Animal bite (3)
  • Anthrax
  • Arboviral infections, acute (4)
  • Babesiosis
  • Botulism (including infant, foodborne, and wound)
  • Brucellosis (5)
  • Campylobacteriosis (1, 2, 5)
  • Carbon Monoxide poisoning
  • Chancroid
  • Chlamydia
  • Cholera (5)
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Cryptosporidiosis (1, 2)
  • Cyclosporiasis (1, 2)
  • Dengue
  • Diphtheria
  • Drowning (whether resulting in death or not)
  • Ehrlichiosis (Human monocytic ehrlichiosis)
  • Encephalitis (6)
  • Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection (1, 2, 5)
  • Falls from windows (children 10 years of age and under in buildings with three or more apartments) (7)
  • Food poisoning in a group of two or more individuals (8)
  • Giardiasis (1, 2)
  • Glanders (5)
  • Gonorrhea (5)
  • Granuloma inguinale (donovanosis)
  • Haemophilus influenzae (invasive disease) (1,5)
  • Hantavirus
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Hepatitis A (1, 2, 9)
  • Hepatitis B (9)
  • Hepatitis B in pregnancy or post-partum/delivery (9, 10)
  • Hepatitis C (9)
  • Hepatitis D (9)
  • Hepatitis E (9)
  • Hepatitis, other suspected infectious viral hepatitides (9)
  • Herpes, neonatal (Herpes simplex in infants aged 60 days or less)
  • HIV/AIDS (11)
  • Influenza, seasonal (12)
  • Influenza, novel strain with pandemic potential (e.g., avian H5N1, H7N9)
  • Influenza-related pediatric death (child less than 18 years of age)
  • Kawasaki syndrome
  • Lead poisoning
  • Legionellosis (5)
  • Leprosy (Hansen’s disease) (5)
  • Leptospirosis (5)
  • Listeriosis (5)
  • Lyme disease
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (12)
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum
  • Malaria
  • Measles (rubeola)
  • Melioidosis (5)
  • Meningitis, viral (aseptic) (6)
  • Meningitis, bacterial
  • Meningococcal disease, invasive (including meningitis) (1, 5)
  • Monkeypox
  • Mumps
  • Norovirus (12)
  • Paratyphoid fever (1, 2, 5)
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Pesticide poisoning
  • Plague (5)
  • Poisoning by drugs or other toxic agents
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Psittacosis (5)
  • Q fever (5)
  • Rabies and exposure to rabies (see animal bite) (3)
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (12)
  • Ricin poisoning
  • Rickettsialpox (5)
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever (5)
  • Rotavirus (12)
  • Rubella (German measles)
  • Rubella syndrome, congenital
  • Salmonellosis (1, 2, 5
  • Severe coronavirus (e.g., SARS, MERS-CoV)
  • Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection (1, 2, 5)
  • Shigellosis (1, 2, 3
  • Smallpox (variola)
  • Staphylococcal enterotoxin B poisoning
  • Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant (512)
  • Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin intermediate (VISA) and resistant (VRSA) (5)
  • Streptococcus (Group A), invasive (5)
  • Streptococcus (Group B), invasive (5)
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae, invasive (512)
  • Syphilis, all stages, including congenital syphilis
  • Tetanus
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Trachoma
  • Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (including Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease)
  • Trichinosis
  • Tuberculosis (13)
  • Tularemia (5)
  • Typhoid fever (1, 2, 3
  • Vaccinia disease (adverse events associated with smallpox vaccination)
  • Varicella (1, 2)
  • Vibrio species, non-cholera
  • Viral hemorrhagic fever
  • West Nile viral neuroinvasive disease (e.g., meningitis, encephalitis) and West Nile fever (6)
  • Yellow fever
  • Yersiniosis, non-plague (1, 2, 5)
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  1. Report immediately a suspected case in a day care, camp, health care, correctional, homeless, or any other congregate residential facility.

  2. Report immediately a suspected case in a food handler.

  3. Report immediately a bite from vector species at higher risk for rabies (including raccoons, skunks, foxes and bats) or any mammal with illness suggestive of rabies.

  4. Including but not limited to the following viruses: Chikungunya virus, dengue, Eastern equine encephalitis virus, Jamestown Canyon virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, La Crosse virus, Powassan virus, Rift Valley fever virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus, Western or Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus.

  5. Reports from laboratories should include antibiotic susceptibility testing results, if performed, for all bacterial diseases on the notifiable disease list.

  6. During peak mosquito season, from July 1 through October 31, please consider and test for West Nile virus. The best screening test is IgM ELISA performed on serum or CSF. This test is available at commercial laboratories. Please see the Testing and Reporting Guidelines for cases of West Nile virus, viral encephalitis and meningitis.

  7. Report by calling 646-632-6204 or by submitting a blue Child Window Fall Notification report. For assistance call the Provider Access Line at 1-866-693-3641.

  8. Food poisoning occurring in a group of two or more individuals, including clusters of gastrointestinal symptoms or sore throat which appear to be due to exposure to the same food, or to having eaten at a common restaurant or other setting. Also includes suspected cases of neurological symptoms consistent with foodborne toxin-mediated disease (e.g., botulism, scombroid or ciguatera fish poisoning).

  9. See our Summary of Hepatitis A, B and C Lab Tests.

  10. Though reporting via Reporting Central is preferred, Hepatitis B can also be reported by faxing the IMM-5 paper form to 347-396-2558. Call 347-396-2403 for more information.

  11. HIV events reportable by providers on the required New York State Provider Report Form (PRF) include: diagnoses of HIV infection, HIV illness in a previously unreported individual (i.e., HIV illness not meeting the AIDS case definition), and AIDS-defining conditions. See the Guide for Providers for more information about HIV testing and reporting. Call 518-474-4284 for forms or 212-442-3388 for more information.

  12. This disease is only reportable by laboratories.  Individual cases do not need to be reported by healthcare providers or facilities, with the one exception: for influenza, providers should immediately report individual cases if due to a suspected novel strain with pandemic potential, and report a death in an individual <18 years old within 24 hours.

  13. Please report any suspected or confirmed cases of tuberculosis disease, including: positive AFB smears, positive nucleic acid amplification tests, positive M. TB cultures, pathology findings consistent with TB, start of TB treatment with 2 or more anti-TB drugs, and - in children younger than five (5) years - positive tests for TB infection (either a Mantoux test or an FDA approved blood test). See the Reporting Requirements for Tuberculosis.  
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