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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 County Health Departments

Laboratory Reference Documents

Surveillance Case Definitions and MMWR Weeks

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 and Cases that have onset dates between May-August will require the National Hypothesis Generating Questionnaire Required)
Case Definition - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - Case Report Form - National Hypothesis Generating Questionnaire

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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

Ebola                                                                                      
(Report immediately upon initial suspicion or laboratory test order, 24/7 by phone)
(Paper Case Report Form Required)                                                    
Case Definition - Ebola Consultation Form - Guidance for Counties

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

Encephalitis (Other, Non-Arboviral) (Disease is no longer reportable)
(No Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Case Report Form

Enteric Disease, Unspecified
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

Hantavirus Infection (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 - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation

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L

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

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

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 - Guide to Surveillance and Investigation - 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

Middle East Respiratory Virus
(Paper Case Report Form Required)
Case Definition - Case Report Form (long) - Case Report Form(short) -MERS FDOH PUI Form - MERS CHD Guideance Summary

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 Poisoning (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 (SARS) (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 - Guide to Surveillance and InvestigationCase 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 See Ebola

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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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Laboratory Reference Documents

Clinical Lab Submission Form DH 1847

Packaging and Shipping of Diagnostic Specimens Flowchart (April 2005)

Packaging and Shipping of Diagnostic Specimens Notes (April 2005)

For additional reporting resources, please contact the Bureau of Epidemiology at (850) 245-4401.

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