COMMUNICABLE DISEASE REPORTING

Title 17, California Code of Regulations, §2500, requires that known or suspected cases of any of the diseases  or conditions listed below are to be reported to the local health jurisdiction within the specified time frame:

REPORT IMMEDIATELY BY PHONE

During Business Hours: (661) 321-3000 | After Hours: (661) 324-6551 (Ask for Health Officer On Call)

Anthrax
Botulism (Specify Infant, Foodborne, Wound, Other) Brucellosis, Human
Cholera
Ciguatera Fish Poisoning
Dengue Virus Infection *UPDATED
Diphtheria
Domonic Acid Poisoning (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) 
Escherichia coli: Shiga Toxin producing (STEC),
including E. coli O157:H7

Flavivirus Infection of Undetermined Species *NEW
Foodborne Disease (2 or More Cases)
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
Influenza, Novel Strains, Human
Measles (Rubeola)
Meningococcal Infections
Novel Virus Infection with Pandemic Potential *NEW
Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
Plague (Specify Human or Animal) 
Rabies (Specify Human or Animal)
Scrombroid Fish Poisoning  
Shiga Toxin (Detected in Feces)
Smallpox (Variola)
Tularemia, human
Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (Crimean-Congo, Ebola,
Lassa, and Marburg Viruses)

Yellow Fever
Zika Virus Infection *NEW

Immediately report the occurrence of any unusual disease OR outbreaks of any disease.

 

REPORT BY PHONE, FAX, MAIL WITHIN ONE (1) WORKING DAY

Phone: (661) 321-3000 | Fax: (661) 868-0261 | Mail: 1800 Mt Vernon Ave, Bakersfield CA 93306

Conditions may also be reported electronically via the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE)

Amebiasis
Babesiosis
Campylobacteriosis
Chickenpox (Outbreak, Hospitalization and Death) *UPDATED
Chikungunya Virus Infection *NEW
Cryptosporidiosis
Encephalitis (Specify Viral, Bacterial, Fungal, Parasitic)
Foodborne Disease (Individual Case)
Giardiasis
Haemophilus Influenzae Invasive Disease, all
serotypes (Cases <5 Years of Age) *UPDATED
Hantavirus Infection *UPDATED
Hepatitis A, Acute Infection
Listeriosis 
Malaria
Meningitis (Specify Viral, Bacterial, Fungal, Parasitic) 
Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Poliovirus Infection
Psittacosis
Q Fever
Relapsing Fever
Salmonellosis (Other than Typhoid Fever)
Shigellosis
Streptococcal Infections (Outbreaks and Individual
Cases in Food Handlers and Dairy Workers)

Syphilis
Trichinosis
Tuberculosis (TB)
Typhoid Fever (Case or Carrier)
Vibrio Infections
West Nile Virus Infection
Yersiniosis

 

REPORT BY PHONE, FAX, OR MAIL WITHIN SEVEN (7) CALENDAR DAYS

Phone: (661) 321-3000 | Fax: (661) 868-0261 | Mail: 1800 Mt Vernon Ave, Bakersfield CA 93306

Conditions may also be reported electronically via the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE)

Anaplasmosis
Brucellosis, Animal (except Brucella canis)
Chancroid
Chlamydia trachomatis (including Lymphogranuloma Venereum)
Coccidioidomycosis
Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (CJD) and Other Transmissible
Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE)

Cyclosporiasis
Cysticercosis or Taeniasis
Ehrlichiosis
Gonococcal Infection
Hepatitis B (Specify Acute or Chronic)
Hepatitis C (Specify Acute or Chronic)
Hepatitis D (Delta) (Specify Acute or Chronic)
Hepatitis E, Acute Infection
Influenza (Deaths <65 Years of Age)
Legionellosis
Leprosy (Hansen Disease)
Leptospirosis
Lyme Disease 
Mumps
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Deaths <5 Years of Age) *NEW
Rickettsial Diseases (non-Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever),
Including Typhus and Typhus-like Illness

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rubella (German Measles)
Rubella Syndrome, Congenital
Tetanus
Tularemia, Animal

 

REPORT WITHIN SEVEN (7) CALENDAR DAYS BY TRACEABLE  MAIL OR PERSON-TO-PERSON TRANSFER (COURIER)

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), stage 3 (AIDS) *UPDATED

Failure to report is a misdemeanor (Health and Safety Code §120295) and is a citable offense under the Medical Board of California’s Citation and Fine Program (Title 16, CCR § 1364.10 and 1364.11). Failure to report is a citable offense and subject to civil penalty (Health and Safety Code §105200).

June 2016