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

Known or Suspected Disease Outbreaks

  • Any known or suspected disease outbreak, including any outbreak associated with health care, regardless of whether the disease, infection, microorganism, or condition is specified in this list

Uncommon illness

  • Any uncommon illness of potential public health significance

Specified infections, diseases, microorganisms and conditions

  • Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
  • Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis 
  • Botulism (Clostridium botulinum)
  • Brucellosis (Brucella)
  • Cholera (Vibrio cholerae O1, O139, or toxigenic)
  • Conotoxins
  • Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
  • Diacetoxyscirpenol
  • Diphtheria (Corynebacterium diphtheriae)
  • Eastern equine encephalitis 
  • Glanders (Burkholderia mallei)
  • Hemorrhagic fever caused by
    viruses of the filovirus (e.g., Ebola,
    Marburg) or arenavirus (e.g.,
    Lassa, Machupo) families
  • Influenza (novel)
  • Lassa fever virus
  • Marine intoxication (intoxication caused by marine microorganisms or their by-products (e.g., paralytic shellfish poisoning, domoic acid intoxication, ciguatera, scombroid))
  • Measles (rubeola)
  • Melioidosis (Burkholderia pseudomallei)
  • Plague (Yersinia pestis)
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Q fever (Coxiella burnetii)
  • Rabies (human)
  • Rubella
  • SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and infection by SARS-coronavirus)
  • Smallpox (variola)
  • Tularemia (Francisella tularensis)
  • Typhus, louse-borne
    (Rickettsia prowazekii)
  • Yellow fever

Within 24 Hours (including Weekends and Holidays)

  • Haemophilus influenzae (any invasive disease; for laboratories, any isolation or identification from a normally sterile site)
  • Neisseria meningitidis (any invasive disease; for laboratories, any isolation or identification from a normally sterile site)
  • Pesticide poisoning

Within One Local Public Health Authority Working Day

  • Amebic infection of the central nervous system (for example by Naegleria or Balamuthia)
  • Animal bites (a human bitten by any other mammal)
  • 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, Zika, etc.)
  • Cadmium demonstrated by laboratory testing of urine
  • 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 
  • Escherichia coli (enterotoxigenic, 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 
  • Hepatitis C 
  • 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
  • Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection (nonrespiratory)
  • Pertussis (Bordetella pertussis)
  • Psittacosis (Chlamydophilia psittaci)
  • Relapsing fever (Borrelia)
  • Rickettsia (other than prowazekii; all species: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, typhus, others)
  • Salmonellosis (Salmonella, including typhoid)
  • Shigellosis (Shigella)
  • Syphilis (Treponema pallidium)
  • Taenia infection (including cysticercosis and undifferentiated Taenia infections)
  • Tetanus (Clostridium tetani)
  • Trichinosis (Trichinella)
  • Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. bovis)
  • Vibriosis (other than Vibrio cholerae O1, O139, or toxigenic)
  • West Nile
  • Yersiniosis (other than plague, which is immediately reportable)
  • Zika

Report within 7 Days

  • Any blood lead level tests, including the result
  • Licensed laboratories shall report the results of all tests of CD4+ T-lymphocyte absolute counts and the percent of total lymphocytes that are CD4 positive, and HIV nucleic acid (viral load) tests.

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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