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Infectious Diseases in the ICU

Infectious Disease Reporting

Nationally Notifiable Disease List

The Nationally Notifiable Disease List provides comprehensive reporting of diseases that occur in the United States. The list is compiled through collaborative efforts among state health departments and the CDC. Reporting of diseases is mandated by state legislation and regulations, therefore diseases that are considered notifiable vary from state to state.

Internationally notifiable diseases (i.e., cholera, plague, and yellow fever) are also reportable in compliance with the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations.

Examples of Nationally Notifiable Infectious Diseases
  • Acute/Chronic Hepatitis A, B, or C
  • Antimicrobial-resistant organisms
  • Arboviral diseases (both neuroinvassive and non-neuroinvasive)
  • Diphtheria
  • Lyme Disease
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Novel Influenza A Virus infections
  • Pertussis
  • Poliovirus (both paralytic and non-paralytic)
  • Rubella (German Measles)
  • SARS-associated coronavirus infections
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Tuberculosis
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Zika Virus

Disease Reporting in NYC

Healthcare providers in both New York State and NYC are required to report certain diseases to the local Department of Health/Health Department. Depending on the disease, healthcare providers are required to do one of the following:

  • Report immediately upon suspicion by calling 866-692-3641
    • These diseases must be reported immediately at all times
  • Report immediately upon suspicious by calling 866-692-3641 (High Risk Groups)
    • These diseases listed must be reported immediately if the patient:
      • Handles food
      • Is a health care practitioner who providers oral care or feeds patients
      • Is a staff member or child younger than 5 who works at or attends a congregate setting, such as school, day care or camp
      • Lives or works at a congregate residential setting, such as a correctional or homeless facility
    • If the cases do not meet the above conditions, then they must be reported within 24 hours online through Reporting Central, or by mailing or faxing a Universal Reporting Form (PDF).
  • Report Within 24 Hours Online, by Mail or by Fax
  • HIV, HIV-Related Illnesses and AIDS
    • You must report cases of HIV, HIV-related illnesses and AIDS within 14 days of diagnosis

**Cases of certain rare or highly infectious diseases and conditions, in addition to suspected outbreaks and other potential public health threats, must be reported to the Health Department immediately by calling the Provider Access Line (PAL) at 866-692-3641.

New York City Notifiable Infectious Diseases
New York State Notifiable Infectious Diseases