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According to the Rules and Regulations Governing Idaho Reportable Diseases health care providers, laboratorians, and hospital administrators are required to report the following confirmed or suspected communicable diseases and conditions to their local health district or state Office of Epidemiology within three (3) working days of identification or suspicion unless otherwise noted below. (Diseases highlighted in RED must be reported immediately and those highlighted in BLUE must be reported within 24 hours.)

Bacterial Diseases
Anthrax [immediately]
Brucellosis [24 hours]
Botulism: foodborne, infant, other [immediately]
Campylobacteriosis
Chancroid
Chlamydia
Cholera [24 hours]
Diphtheria [immediately]
E. coli O157:H7, other toxigenic non-O157 strains [24 hours]
Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae)
Haemophilus influenzae, invasive disease [24 hours]
Legionellosis/Legionnaire's disease
Leprosy Leptospirosis
Listeriosis
Lyme disease
Neisseria meningitidis, invasive [24 hours]
Pertussis [24 hours]

Plague [immediately]
Psittacosis
Relapsing fever (tick and louse-borne)
Salmonellosis (including typhoid fever) [24 hours]
Shigellosis (all species)
Streptococcus, Group A, invasive
Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus), < 18y
Syphilis
Tetanus
Tuberculosis
Tularemia [24 hours]
Yersiniosis (all species)

Rickettsia and Parasites
Amebiasis
Cryptosporidiosis
Giardiasis
Malaria
Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP)
Q-fever [24 hours]
Rocky Mountain Spotted fever
Trichinosis

Other
Cancer (Cancer Data Registry at 338-5100)
Extraordinary occurrence of illness, including syndromic clusters with or without an etiologic agent [24 hours]
Foodborne illness/food poisoning [24 hours]
HUS (hemolytic uremic syndrome) [24 hours]

Lead ?> 10 ug/dl
Newborn screening abnormal findings: [24 hours]
   Biotinidase deficiency
   Congenital hypothyroidism
   Maple syrup urine disease
   Galactosemia
   Phenylketonuria

Reye's syndrome
Rheumatic fever
Severe reactions to any immunization [24 hours]
TSS (toxic shock syndrome)
Waterborne illness [24 hours]

Viral Diseases
Encephalitis, viral or aseptic
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome [24 hours]
Hepatitis A [24 hours]
Hepatitis B [24 hours]

Hepatitis C
HIV/AIDS: positive tests (HIV antibody, HIV antigen & other HIV isolations, CD4 count < 200 cells/mm3 or ? 14%)
HTLV (human T-lymphotrophic virus)
Measles (rubeola) [24 hours]
Meningitis, viral or aseptic
Mumps
Myocarditis, viral
Poliomyelitis [24 hours]
Rabies, human [immediately], animal [24 hours]
Rabies post-exposure prophylaxis
Rubella, including congenital rubella syndrome [24 hours]
Smallpox [immediately]
REPORTING A CASE
All reports are confidential and must include:
  • Disease or condition reported
  • Patient's name, age, sex, address (including city and county), phone number
  • Physician's name, address, phone number

ROUTINE 3-DAY REPORTS
During normal working hours contact your local health district at (208) 455-5442: after hours use the automated state Office of Epidemiology 24-hour WATTS reporting line at 1-800-632-5927. Reports can also be mailed.

24-HOUR REPORTS
During normal working hours contact your local health district at (208) 455-5442 or the state Office of Epidemiology. If the reporting period falls on a weekend contact the StateComm Public Health paging system:
1-800-632-8000

IMMEDIATE REPORTS / EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
During normal working hours contact your local health district at (208) 455-5442 or the state Office of Epidemiology. Contact the StateComm Public Health Paging System after hours: 1-800-632-8000

Southwest District Health
920 Main Street
Caldwell, ID 83605

For Epi/CD Reporting & Investigation Call (208) 455-5442

For Communicable Disease Information:

Caldwell 455-5442
Nampa 465-8400
Emmett 365-6371
Payette 642-9321
Weiser 549-2370