List of Reportable Diseases
Pennsylvania Department of Health 

(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