West Virginia Bureau for Public Health

Division of Surveillance & Disease Control

350 Capitol Street, Room 125, Charleston, WV 25301
304.558.5358 800.423.1271

WV Reportable Disease Manual

Disease Reporting: Notifiable Conditions from the West Virginia Reportable Disease Manual (WV Code 16-3-1; 64 CSR 7)

Reporting of the following communicable diseases is required by state law as follows:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M
N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Notifiable Condidition When to Report How to Report
Providers
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Laboratories
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Local Health Departments
Links in this column take users to WVEDSS.
A
AIDS Within 1 week to 304.558.6460 or 304.558.6461     Adult HIV/AIDS Confidential Case Report
Amebiasis (Entamoeba histolytica) Within 72 hours to local health department WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Report
Animal Bites Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS Animal Bite Report   WVEDSS Animal Bite Report
Anthrax Suspect or confirmed cases immediately to local health department by phone and follow up with written report. WVEDSS Anthrax Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card A
Any unusual condition or emerging infectious disease Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS General Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card C WVEDSS General Case Report
Arboviral Infection Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Arboviral Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card B WVEDSS Arboviral Case Report
B
Bioterrorist Event Suspect or confirmed cases immediately to local health department by phone and follow up with written report. See Specific Agent (i.e., anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox, etc) Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card A See Specific Agent (i.e., anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox, etc)
Botulism (Clostridium botulinum) Suspect or confirmed cases immediately to local health department by phone and follow up with written report. WVEDSS Botulism Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card C
Brucellosis (Brucella abortus, B. melitensis,B. suis, B. canis) Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDDS General Case Investigation Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card A, B WVEDSS General Case Investigation Report
C
Campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter jejuni, C coli) Within 72 hours to local health department WVEDDS Foodborne Disease Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card A WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report
Chancroid (Haemophilus ducreyi) Within 1 Week to the State Health Department at 1.800.642.8244. CDC Form VD-91 Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card CDC Form VD-91
Chickenpox (Varicella)
(Numerical totals only)
Within 1 week to local health department Influenza-Like Illness & Chickenpox Report Card (used for reporting weekly totals only)   Influenza-Like Illness & Chickenpox Report Card (used for reporting weekly totals only)
Chlamydia trachomatis Within 1 Week to the State Health Department at 1.800.642.8244. CDC Form VD-91 Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card CDC Form VD-91
Cholera (Vibrio cholerae) Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card A, B WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report
Community-aquired, methicillin-resistant, Staphylococcus aureus, invasive4. Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Antibiotic Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card 1, A WVEDSS Antibiotic Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Report
Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium parvum) Within 72 hours to local health department WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report
Cyclospora infection Within 72 hours to local health department WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report
D
Dengue Fever Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS General Case Investigation Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card B WVEDSS General Case Investigation Report
Diphtheria (Corynebacterium diphtheriae) Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS Diphtheria Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card A WVEDSS Diphtheria Case Report
E
Eastern Equine Encephalitis Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Arboviral Encephalitis Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card B WVEDSS Arboviral Case Report
Ehrlichiosis Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Tick-borne Disease Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Tick-borne Disease Case Report
Enterovirus (from laboratories) Within 1 Week to the State Health Department.      
Encephalitis, Arboviral Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Arboviral Encephalitis Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card B WVEDSS Arboviral Case Report
F
Foodborne Outbreak Suspect or confirmed cases immediately to local health department by phone and follow up with written report. Immeidately contact local health department by phone Immeidately contact local health department by phone Immeidately contact IDEP by phone at 1.800.423.1271 or 304.558.5358
G
Giardiasis (Giardia lamblia) Within 72 hours to local health department WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report
Gonococcal Conjunctivitis of the newborn (within 24 hours) Within 1 Week to the State Health Department. CDC Form VD-91   CDC Form VD-91
Gonococcal Disease (all other) Within 1 Week to the State Health Department. CDC Form VD-91   CDC Form VD-91
H
Haemophilus Influenzae, Invasive Disease4 Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS Invasive Bacterial Disease (Neisseria Meningitidis, Haemophilus Influenzae, Group B Streptococcus) Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card 1, A WVEDSS Invasive Bacterial Disease (Neisseria Meningitidis, Haemophilus Influenzae, Group B Streptococcus) Case Report
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Hantavirus Disease Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card B WVEDSS Hantavirus Disease Case Report
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, postdiarrheal Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report
Hepatitis A3, acute Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS Hepatitis Case Report Positive IgM2 by copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Hepatitis Case Report
Hepatitis B3, acute or perinatal Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS Hepatitis Case Report Positive anti-HBc IgM or HBsAg2 by copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Hepatitis Case Report
Hepatitis C3 (Other non-A or non-B, acute or chronic) Within 1 Week to the State Health Department. WVEDSS Hepatitis Case Report   WVEDSS Hepatitis Case Report
Hepatitis Delta3 Within 24 hours to local health department Hepatitis Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card 2 WVEDSS Hepatitis Case Report
HIV (within 30 days) Within 1 Week to the State Health Department to 304.558.6460 or 304.558.6461. CDC Adult HIV/AIDS Confidential Case Report   CDC Adult HIV/AIDS Confidential Case Report
I
Influenza (culture confirmed number, labs only) Within 1 Week to the State Health Department.      
Influenza-Like Illness
(Numerical totals only)
Within 1 week to local health department Influenza-Like Illness & Chickenpox Report Card (used for reporting weekly totals only)   Influenza-Like Illness & Chickenpox Report Card (used for reporting weekly totals only)
Influenza-related death in an individual less than 18 years of aga Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Influenza-Related Death Report   WVEDSS Influenza-Related Death Report
Intentional exposure to an infectious agent or biological toxin Suspect or confirmed cases immediately to local health department by phone and follow up with written report. WVEDSS General Case Investigation Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card C WVEDSS General Case Investigation Report
L
LaCrosse Encephalitis (California Group) Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Arboviral Encephalitis Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card B WVEDSS Arboviral Encephalitis Case Report
Legionellosis Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Legionellosis Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Legionellosis Case Report
Leptospirosis Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS General Case Investigation Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS General Case Investigation Report
Listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes) Within 72 hours to local health department WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card A WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report
Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) Within 1 week to local health department Lyme Disease Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Lyme Disease Case Report
M
Malaria Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Malaria Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Malaria Case Report
Meningococcal Disease, Invasive (Neisseria meningitidis) Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS Invasive Bacterial Disease (Neisseria Meningitidis, Haemophilus Influenzae, Group B Streptococcus) Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Invasive Bacterial Disease (Neisseria Meningitidis, Haemophilus Influenzae, Group B Streptococcus) Case Report
Monkeypox Suspect or confirmed cases immediately to local health department by phone and follow up with written report. WVEDSS General Case Investigation Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card A WVEDSS General Case Investigation Report
Mumps Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Mumps Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card C WVEDSS Mumps Case Report
O
Orthopox Infection Suspect or confirmed cases immediately to local health department by phone and follow up with written report. WVEDSS Smallpox Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card A WVEDSS Smallpox Case Report
Outbreaks or cluster of any illness or condition, suspect or confirmed Suspect or confirmed cases immediately to local health department by phone and follow up with written report.   Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card C  
P
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Within 1 Week to the State Health Department.      
Pertussis (Whooping Cough Bordatella pertussis) Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS Pertussis Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Pertussis Case Report
Plague (Yersinia pestis) Suspect or confirmed cases immediately to local health department by phone and follow up with written report. WVEDSS Plague Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card
Poliomyelitis Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS Polio Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card A, B WVEDSS Polio Case Report
Psittacosis (Chlamydophila psittaci) Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS General Case Investigation Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS General Case Investigation Report
Q
Q-Fever(Coxiells burnetii) Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS General Case Investigation Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS General Case Investigation Report
R
Rabies, human Within 24 hours to local health department by phone and follow up with written report. WVEDSS General Case Investigation Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS General Case Investigation Report
Rabies, animal Within 24 hours to local health department WV Office of Laboratory Services Rabies Test Submission Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WV Office of Laboratory Services Rabies Test Submission
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Tick-borne Disease Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Tick-borne Disease Case Report
Rubella (German measles) Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS Rubella Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card B WVEDSS Rubella Case Report
Rubella Congenital Syndrome Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS Rubella Congenital Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card B WVEDSS Rubella Congenital Case Report
Rubeola (Measles) Suspect or confirmed cases immediately to local health department by phone and follow up with written report. WVEDSS Measles Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card B WVEDSS Measles Case Report
S
Salmonellosis4
(except Typhoid Fever)
Within 72 hours to local health department WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card 1, A WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report
SARS coronavirus infection Suspect or confirmed cases immediately to local health department by phone and follow up with written report. Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card A, B
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli2 Including but not limited to E. Coli 0157:H7 Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card A WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report
Shigellosis4
(Shigella dysenteriae, S. boydii, S. flexneri, S. sonnei)
Within 72 hours to local health department WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card 1, A WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report
Smallpox Suspect or confirmed cases immediately to local health department by phone and follow up with written report. WVEDSS Smallpox Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card A
Staphylococcus aureus4 with glycopeptide-intermediate (GISA/VISA) or glycopeptide-resistant (GRSA/VRSA) susceptibilities Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS Antibiotic Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card 1, A WVEDSS Antibiotic Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Case Report
St. Louis Encephalitis Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Arboviral Encephalitis Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card B WVEDSS Arboviral Encephalitis Case Report
Streptococcal Disease, Invasive Group A4 and/or Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome (S. pyogenes) Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Invasive Bacterial Disease Group A & Toxic Shock Syndrom Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card 1 WVEDSS Invasive Bacterial Disease Group A & Toxic Shock Syndrom Case Report
Streptococcal Disease, Invasive Group B Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Invasive Bacterial Disease (Neisseria Meningitidis, Haemophilus Influenzae, Group B Streptococcus) Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Invasive Bacterial Disease (Neisseria Meningitidis, Haemophilus Influenzae, Group B Streptococcus) Case Report
Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Invasive Bacterial Disease Group A & Toxic Shock Syndrom Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card 1 WVEDSS Invasive Bacterial Disease Group A & Toxic Shock Syndrom Case Report
Streptococcus pneumoniae4, invasive disease Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Invasive Bacterial Disease All Streptococcus pneumoniae Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card 1, A WVEDSS Invasive Bacterial Disease All Streptococcus pneumoniae Case Report
Syphilis -- primary, secondary, early latent, congenital (within 24 hours) Within 1 Week to the State Health Department at 1.800.642.8244. CDC Form VD-91   CDC Form VD-91
Syphilis
(late latent, late symptomatic, or neurosyphilis)
Within 1 Week to the State Health Department at 1.800.642.8244. CDC Form VD-91   CDC Form VD-91
T
Tetanus (Clostridium tetani) Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Tetanus Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Tetanus Case Report
Toxic Shock Syndrome Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Toxic Shock Syndrome Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Toxic Shock Syndrome Case Report
Trichinosis Within 72 hours to local health department WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report
Tuberculosis4, all forms Within 24 hours to local health department      
Tuberculosis Latent Infection5
(In the last 2 years or any positive in a child < 5 years old)
Within 1 week to local health department      
Tularemia (Francisella tularensis) Suspect or confirmed cases immediately to local health department by phone and follow up with written report. Tularemia Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card
Typhoid Fever (Salmonella typhi) Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report
V
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers1 Suspect or confirmed cases immediately to local health department by phone and follow up with written report. WVEDSS General Case Investigation Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card B
W
Waterborne Outbreak Suspect or confirmed cases immediately to local health department by phone and follow up with written report. Immeidately contact local health department by phone Immeidately contact local health department by phone Immeidately contact IDEP by phone at 1.800.423.1271 or 304.558.5358
West Nile Virus Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Arboviral Encephalitis Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card B WVEDSS Arboviral Case Report
Western Equine Encephalitis Within 1 week to local health department WVEDSS Arboviral Encephalitis Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card B WVEDSS Arboviral Case Report
Y
Yellow Fever Within 24 hours to local health department WVEDSS General Case Investigation Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card A, B WVEDSS General Case Investigation Report
Yersinia Enterocolitica (Yersinia pestis) Within 72 hours to local health department WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report Copy of lab report or IDEP Yellow Card A WVEDSS Foodborne Disease Case Report
1 Including filoviruses such as Ebola and Marburg and arenaviruses such as Lassa fever
2 Including but not limited to E coli O157:H7
3 Including results of hepatitis A and B serologies, transaminase levels and bilirubin
4 Including results of susceptibility testing
5 (limited to persons with a positive Mantoux tuberculin skin test conversion in the last two years or any positve Mantoux tuberculin skin test in a child less than 5 years of age)
A Submit an isolate to the Office of Laboratory Services for further testing or confirmation
B Submit a serologic specimen to the Office of Laboratory Services for further testing or confirmation
CConsult IDEP regarding laboratory confirmation: 1.800.423.1271 or 304.558.5358
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