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Contact the Florida Department of Health

The Bureau of Epidemiology is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (850) 245-4401.

Reporting Resources for Health Care Providers

Reporting Resources for County Health Departments

Surveillance Case Definitions and MMWR Weeks

Laboratory Reference Documents

A - Z Reportable Disease Index


A - B - C - D - E - FG - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

A

Amebic Infections
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Anthrax (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(Contact the Bureau of Epidemiology)
Case Definition

Arsenic Poisoning
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

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B

Botulism (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and InvestigationCase Report Form

Brucellosis (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

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C

California Serogroup Virus Disease
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case DefinitionSurveillance and Control of Mosquito-borne Diseases - Case Report Form

Campylobacteriosis
(No Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Cholera (Vibrio cholera, Type O1)
(Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(Paper Case Report Form Required; Merlin Outbreak Module)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Ciguatera Fish Poisoning
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Cryptosporidiosis
(No Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Cyclosporiasis
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

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D

Dengue Fever
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case DefinitionSurveillance and Control of Mosquito-borne Diseases - Case Report Form

Diphtheria (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

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E

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Disease 
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Surveillance and Control of Mosquito-borne Diseases - Case Report Form

Ehrlichiosis/Anaplasmosis
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Encephalitis, (Other, Non-Arboviral)
(No Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition -
Case Report Form

Enteric Disease, Unspecified
Case Report Form

Escherichia coli, Shiga Toxin-Producing (STEC) Infection (Report immediately upon diagnosis or test result, 24/7 by phone)
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

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F

Foodborne Outbreak
Outbreak Report Form

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G

Giardiasis
(No Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation

Glanders (Burkholderia mallei) (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(No Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition

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H

Haemophilus influenzae Invasive Disease
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Hansen's Disease (Leprosy)
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Case Report Form

Havtavirus Infection (Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome) (Report immediately upon diagnosis or test result, 24/7 by phone)
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and InvestigationCase Report Form

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) (Report immediately upon diagnosis or test result, 24/7 by phone)
(No Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation

Hepatitis A (Report immediately upon diagnosis or test result, 24/7 by phone)
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Hepatitis B
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definitions: Acute - Chronic - Perinatal 
Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Acute  Chronic
Case Report Form

Hepatitis B, Surface Antigen in Pregnant Women
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Case Report Form

Hepatitis C
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definitions: Acute - Chronic

Guide to Surveillance and Investigation: Acute  Chronic Chronic in Young Adults
Case Report Forms: Acute - Chronic - Chronic in Young Adults

Hepatitis D
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Hepatitis E
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Guide to Surveillance and Investigations
Case Definition - Case Report Form

Hepatitis G
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Guide to Surveillance and Investigations
Case Definition - Case Report Form

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I

Influenza A, Novel or Pandemic Strains (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(Contact the Bureau of Epidemiology)
Case Definition
 - Case Report Form

Influenza-Associated Pediatric Mortality (Report immediately upon diagnosis or test result, 24/7 by phone)
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Case Report Form

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L

Lead Poisoning
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation

Legionellosis
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Case Report Form

Leptospirosis
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Case Report Form

Listeriosis (Report immediately upon diagnosis or test result, 24/7 by phone)
(Merlin Extended Data and Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition
Case Report Forms: English - Spanish

Lyme Disease
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Case Report Form

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M

Malaria
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition
Surveillance and Control of Mosquito-borne Diseases
Case Report Forms: Malaria - Indigenous Malaria

Measles (Rubeola) (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Melioidosis (Burkholderia pseudomallei) (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(No Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition

Meningitis (Bacterial, Cryptococcal, Mycotic)
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Case Report Form

Meningococcal Disease (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Mercury Poisoning
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Mumps
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation

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N

Neurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning (Report immediately upon diagnosis or test result, 24/7 by phone)
(No Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation

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P

Pertussis (Report immediately upon diagnosis or test result, 24/7 by phone)
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Pesticide-Related Illness or Injury, Acute
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Plague (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(Contact the Bureau of Epidemiology)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and InvestigationCase Report Form

Poliomyelitis (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(Contact the Bureau of Epidemiology)
Case Definitions: Paralytic - Non-Paralytic

Psittacosis
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Case Report Form

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Q

Q Fever (Coxiella burnetii)
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definitions: Acute - Chronic
Case Report Form

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R

Rabies (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definitions: Animal - Human - Possible Exposure

Rabies Prevention and Control in Florida
Case Report Forms: Possible Exposure, Animal Bite - Possible Exposure, Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

Ricin Toxin Poisioning (Report immediately upon initial suspicion, laboratory test order, diagnosis or test result, 24/7 by phone)
(No Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Case Report Form

Rubella (Report immediately upon initial suspicion, laboratory test order, diagnosis or test result, 24/7 by phone)
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Rubella, Congenital Syndrome (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Case Report Form

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S

Salmonellosis
(Merlin Extended Data Optional)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Saxitoxin Poisoning (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning)
(No Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Associated Coronavirus (SARS-CoV)  (Report immediately upon initial suspicion, laboratory test order, diagnosis or test result, 24/7 by phone)
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) Infection (Report immediately upon diagnosis or test result, 24/7 by phone)
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Shigellosis
(Merlin Extended Data Optional)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Smallpox (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(No Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition

St. Louis Encephalitis Virus Disease
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case DefinitionSurveillance and Control of Mosquito-borne Diseases - Case Report Form

Staphylococcus aureus, Community-Associated Mortality
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Staphylococcus aureus Infection, Vancomycin Non-Susceptible
(Contact the Bureau of Epidemiology)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation

Staphylococcus Enterotoxin B Poisoning
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition

Streptococcal Invasive Disease (Group A)
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Case Report Form

Streptococcus pneumoniae Invasive Disease
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

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T

Tetanus
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form

Toxoplasmosis
(No Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition

Trichinellosis
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Case Report Form

Tularemia (Francisella tularensis) (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Case Report Form

Typhoid Fever (Salmonella serotype Typhi)
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation -  Case Report Form

Typhus Fever, Endemic (Rickettsia typhi)
(No Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition

Typhus Fever, Epidemic (Rickettsia prowazekii) (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(No Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition

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V

Vaccinia Disease (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(Contact the Bureau of Epidemiology)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation

Varicella (Chickenpox)
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Case Report Form

Varicella (Chickenpox) Mortality
(Merlin Extended Data and Paper CRF Required)
Case Definition - Case Report Form

Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus Disease (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case DefinitionSurveillance and Control of Mosquito-borne Diseases - Case Report Form

Vibriosis (Excluding Cholera)
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and InvestigationCase Report Form 

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(Contact the Bureau of Epidemiology)
Case Definition

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W

Waterborne Outbreak
Outbreak Report Form

West Nile Virus Disease
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case DefinitionSurveillance and Control of Mosquito-borne Diseases - Case Report Form

Western Equine Encephalitis Virus Disease
(Merlin Extended Data Required)
Case DefinitionSurveillance and Control of Mosquito-borne Diseases - Case Report Form

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Y

Yellow Fever (Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Surveillance and Control of Mosquito-borne Diseases - Case Report Form

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Reporting Resources for Health Care Providers

If you are a health care professional or laboratory worker and would like to report a case of disease, please contact your local county health department using the contact information link below. If you are unable to reach your local county health department, if this is a public health emergency, or if this is outside of regular business hours, please contact the Bureau of Epidemiology 24/7 at (850) 245-4401.

County Health Department Epidemiology Contact List

Reportable Diseases and Conditions in Florida (11/08)

Practitioner Disease Report Form (DH 2136, 07/09)

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