Report a Disease

Per Oregon State Statutes, physicians are required to report all clinically suspect cases within one working day, including unconfirmed cases with pending lab results. See below for reportable diseases and timeframes. 

Immediately, Day or Night

  • Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
  • Botulism (Clostridium botulinum)
  • Cholera (Vibrio cholerae 01, 0139, or toxigenic)
  • Diphtheria (Corynebacterium diphtheriae)
  • Hemorrhagic fever caused by viruses of the filovirus (e.g., Ebola, Marburg) or arenavirus (e.g., Lassa, Machupo families)
  • Influenza (novel)
  • Marine Intoxication (intoxication caused by marine microorganisms or their by-products (e.g., paralytic shellfish poisoning, domoic acid intoxication, ciguatera, scombroid))
  • Measles (rubeola)
  • Plague (Yersinia pestis)
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Rabies (human)
  • Rubella
  • SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and infection by SARS-coronavirus)
  • Smallpox (variola)
  • Tularemia (Francisella tularensis)
  • Yellow fever
  • Outbreaks and uncommon illnesses (any known or suspected common-source outbreak; any uncommon illness of potential public health significance)

Within 24 Hours (including Weekends and Holidays)

  • Haemophilus influenzae (any isolation or identification from a normally sterile site)
  • Neisseria meningitidis
  • Pesticide poisoning

Within One Local Public Health Authority Working Day

  • Amebic infections (central nervous system only)
  • Animal bites (of humans)
  • Arthropod vector-borne disease (babesiosis, California encephalitis, Colorado tick fever,dengue, Eastern equine encephalitis, ehrlichiosis, Heartland virus, Kyasanur Forest disease, St. Louis encephalitis, West Nile fever, Western equine encephalitis, etc.)
  • Brucellosis (Brucella)
  • Campylobacteriosis (Campylobacter)
  • Chancroid (Haemophilus ducreyi)
  • Chlamydiosis (Chlamydia trachomotis, lymphogranuloma venerum)
  • Coccidioidomycosis (Coccidioides)
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and other transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
  • Cryptococcosis (Cryptococcus)
  • Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium)
  • Cyclosporosis (Cyclospora cayetanesis)
  • Enterobacteriaceae family found to be non-susceptible to any carbapenum antibiotic by current CLSI breakpoints
  • Escherichia coli (Shiga-toxigenic, including E. coli O157 and other serogroups)
  • Giardiasis (Giardia)
  • Gonococcal infections (Neisseria gonorrhoeae)
  • Grimontia spp. infection (formerly Vibrio hollisae)
  • Hantavirus
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B (acute or chronic infection)
  • Hepatitis C (acute or chronic infection)
  • Hepatitis D (delta)
  • Hepatitis E
  • HIV infection (does not apply to anonymous testing) and AIDS
  • Influenza (laboratory-confirmed) death of a person <18 years of age
  • Lead poisoning
  • Legionellosis (Legionella)
  • Leptospirosis (Leptospira)
  • Listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes)
  • Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdoferi)
  • Malaria (Plasmodium)
  • Mumps
  • Nontuberculous mycobacterial infection (nonrespiratory)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, acute, non-gonococcal)
  • Pertussis (Bordetella pertussis)
  • Psittacosis (Chlamydophilia psittaci)
  • Q fever (Coxiella burnetii)
  • Relapsing fever (Borrelia)
  • Rickettsia (all species: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, typhus, others)
  • Salmonellosis (Salmonella, including typhoid)
  • Shigellosis (Shigella)
  • Syphilis (Treponema pallidium)
  • Taenia infection (including cysticercosis and tapeworm infections)
  • Tetanus (Clostridium tetani)
  • Trichinosis (Trichinella)
  • Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. bovis)
  • Vibriosis (other than cholera)
  • Yersiniosis (other than plague)

Remember: All reports should be made to the patient's local health department. Reports on patients who are out-of-state residents can be made to the patient’s local health department or directly to the Oregon Health Authority by phone at (971) 673-1111 or fax at (971) 673-1101.

Please include the following information when calling to report:

  • Patient: name, date of birth, race, gender
  • Patient’s contact information: home phone, work phone, address
  • Disease
  • Method of diagnosis
  • Date of onset
  • Lab test results
  • Treatment given
  • Possible source
  • Attending physician & phone number, comments
  • Person making report: name & title, phone number
  • Hospital admission/ER visit date
  • Discharge date

24/7/365 Reporting of Specified Diseases or Public Health Emergencies: (541) 682-4041
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