COMMUNICABLE AND OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES REPORTABLE IN MASSACHUSETTS

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					               C O MM U NI C A B L E AN D O T H E R I N FE CT I O U S DI S E AS E S
                       R E PO RTA B L E I N M AS S A CH U S E T T S TO
                              L O C AL B O ARD S O F H E ALT H
                          Note: If these diseases are initially reported to MDPH, local boards of health will be notified.

       INITIATE                INVESTIGATION IMMEDIATELY FOR BOTH SUSPECT
                               AND CONFIRMED CASES AND NOTIFY MDPH!
                                         Telephone: (617) 983-6800
                    INITIATE INVESTIGATION AND COMPLETE CASE REPORT
                      A S S O O N A S P O S S I B L E . (This may include both suspect and confirmed cases.)
                                                        Confidential Fax: (617) 983-6813

    Amebiasis (Entamoeba histolytica)                                          Listeriosis (Listeria sp.)
    Anaplasmosis (Anaplasma phagocytophilum)                                   Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi)
    Any case of an unusual illness                                             Lymphocytic choriomeningitis
    Any cluster/outbreak of illness, including but not limited to              Malaria (Plasmodium falciparum, P. malariae, P. vivax,
     foodborne illness                                                           P. ovale)
    Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)                                               Measles
    Babesiosis (Babesia sp.)                                                   Melioidosis (Burkholderia pseudomallei)
    Botulism (Clostridium botulinum)                                           Meningitis, bacterial, community acquired
    Brucellosis (Brucella sp.)                                                 Meningitis, viral (aseptic), and other infectious (non-bacterial)
    Campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter sp.)                                     Meningococcal disease, invasive (Neisseria meningitidis)
    Chagas disease (Trypanosoma cruzi)                                         Monkeypox or other orthopox virus
    Cholera (Vibrio cholerae)                                                  Mumps
    Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and variant CJD                            Norovirus
    Cryptococcosis (Cryptococcus neoformans)                                   Pertussis (Bordetella pertussis)
    Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium sp.)                                    Plague (Yersinia pestis)
    Cyclosporiasis (Cyclospora cayetanensis)                                   Pneumococcal disease, invasive (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
    Dengue                                                                     Polio
    Diphtheria (Corynebacterium diphtheriae)                                   Psittacosis (Chlamydophila psittaci)
    Eastern equine encephalitis                                                Q fever (Coxiella burnetii)
    Ehrlichiosis (Ehrlichia sp.)                                               Rabies in humans
    Encephalitis, any cause                                                    Reye syndrome
    Escherichia coli O157:H7, and other shiga-toxin producing                  Rheumatic fever
     E. coli                                                                    Rickettsialpox (Rickettsia akari)
    Food poisoning and toxicity (includes poisoning by                         Rocky Mountain spotted fever (Rickettsia rickettsii)
     ciguatera, scombrotoxin, mushroom toxin, tetrodotoxin,                     Rubella
     paralytic shellfish and amnesic shellfish)                                 Salmonellosis (Salmonella sp., non typhi)
    Giardiasis (Giardia sp.)                                                   Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
    Glanders (Burkholderia mallei)                                             Shiga-toxin producing organisms
    Group A streptococcus, invasive                                            Shigellosis (Shigella sp.)
    Group B streptococcus, invasive                                            Smallpox
    Haemophilus influenzae, invasive                                           Tetanus (Clostridium tetani)
    Hansen’s disease (leprosy)                                                 Toxic shock syndrome
    Hantavirus                                                                 Toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma sp.)
    Hemolytic uremic syndrome                                                  Trichinosis (Trichinella sp.)
    Hepatitis A (IgM+ only)                                                    Tularemia (Francisella tularensis)
    Hepatitis B                                                                Typhoid fever (Salmonella typhi)
    Hepatitis C                                                                Typhus (Rickettsia prowazekii)
    Hepatitis – infectious, not otherwise specified                            Varicella (chickenpox)
    Influenza                                                                  Vibriosis (Vibrio sp.)
    Influenza A virus, novel                                                   Viral hemorrhagic fevers
    Influenza, pediatric deaths (<18 years)                                    West Nile
    Legionellosis (Legionella sp.)                                             Yellow fever
    Leptospirosis (Leptospira sp.)                                             Yersiniosis (Yersinia sp.)

                                                                          Important Note: During outbreaks, MDPH and local boards of health may request
                                                                          that other diseases be reportable immediately.



     105 CMR 300.000 Reportable Diseases, Surveillance, and Isolation and Quarantine Requirements     2nd Edition, August 2009, Effective July 2008