Disease Reporting

A Guide for WV Local Health Departments

  • Steps for Managing a Disease Report
  • Quick Reference Guide Sheet

For additional information on reporting disease call the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program at (304) 558-5358.

What diseases need to be reported in West Virginia?

  • Color-Coded Chart for Physicians, Providers and Laboratories Combined
  • Black & White Chart for Physicians and Providers Only
  • Black & White Chart for Laboratories Only


What is the law on reporting disease and confidentiality in West Virginia?

  • Current information concerning West Virginia Title 64 Legislative Rule, known as the West Virginia Reportable Disease Rule
  • West Virginia Reportable Disease Manual Protocols and Investigation Forms
  • Information concerning the HIPAA Privacy Rule, and how it relates to reportable diseases, events, and conditions in West Virginia

Why do case investigation?

  • Information on investigating cases of infectious disease
  • CDC Case Definitions


  • WV Reportable Disease Card, “Yellow Card

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