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Oregon Disease Reporting: What is Reportable and When
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Overview

Health care providers shall report all cases or suspected cases of the diseases, infections, microorganisms, and conditions specified below. The timing of health care provider reports is specified to reflect the severity of the illness or condition and the potential value of rapid intervention by public health agencies.

When local public health authorities cannot be reached within the specified time limits, reports shall be made directly to OHA, which shall maintain an around-the-clock public health consultation service.

Licensed laboratories shall report all test results indicative of and specific for the diseases, infections, microorganisms, and conditions specified below. Such tests include but are not limited to: microbiological culture, isolation, or identification; assays for specific antibodies; and identification of specific antigens, toxins, or nucleic acid sequences.

See Oregon disease reporting rules.

 

Civil Penalties for Violations of Oregon Reporting Law

A civil penalty may be imposed against a person or entity for a violation of any provision in OAR chapter 333, division 18 or 19.  These regulations include the requirements to report diseases listed below, along with related data; and to cooperate with local and state public health authorities in their investigation and control of reportable diseases. Civil penalties shall be imposed as follows:

  • First violation $100; second violation $200; third or subsequent violation $500
  • Each day out of compliance will be considered a new violation.

Reportable Diseases and Time FramesDisease reporting posters

Reportable diseases, infections, microorganisms, and conditions - and the time frames within which they must be reported by healthcare providers - are listed below. The posters are in the process of being updated.

Note: New reportables are denoted with red text.


Report Immediately — Day or Night — 971-673-1111

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 below.
Uncommon Illness
  • Any uncommon illness of potential public health significance.
Select Biological Agents and Toxins
  • Alastrim (Variola minor virus)
  • Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
  • Avian influenza virus
  • Botulinum neurotoxins
    • Botulinum neurotoxin-producing species of Clostridium
    • Botulism (Clostridium botulinum)
  • Brucellosis (Brucella)
  • Conotoxins
  • Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
  • Diacetoxyscirpenol
  • Eastern equine encephalitis virus
  • Ebola virus
  • Glanders (Burkholderia mallei)
  • Hendra virus
  • Lassa fever virus
  • Louse-borne typhus (Rickettsia prowazekii)
  • Lujo virus
  • Marburg virus
  • Melioidosis (Burkholderia pseudomallei)
  • Monkeypox virus
  • Newcastle disease virus
  • Nipah virus
  • Paralytic shellfish poisoning (Saxitoxin)
  • Plague (Yersinia pestis)
  • Puffer fish poisoning (Tetrodotoxin)
  • Q fever (Coxiella burnetii)
  • Reconstructed replication-competent forms of the 1918 pandemic influenza virus containing any portion of the coding regions of all eight gene segments (Reconstructed 1918 Influenza virus)
  • Ricin
  • Rift Valley fever virus
  • SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and infection by SARS coronavirus)
  • Smallpox virus (Variola major)
  • South American hemorrhagic fever viruses (Chapare, Guanarito, Junin, Machupo, Sabia)
  • Staphylococcal enterotoxins A, B, C, D, E subtypes
  • T-2 toxin
  • Tick-borne encephalitis complex (flavi) viruses (Far Eastern subtype, Siberian subtype)
    • Kyasanur Forest disease virus
    • Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus
  • Tularemia (Francisella tularensis)
Other Infections, Microorganisms and Conditions
  • Cholera (Vibrio cholerae O1, O139, or toxigenic)
  • Diphtheria (Corynebacterium diphtheriae)
  • Influenza (novel)
  • Marine intoxication caused by marine microorganisms or their by-products (e.g., domoic acid intoxication, ciguatera, scombroid)
  • Measles (rubeola)
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Rabies (human)
  • Rubella
  • Yellow fever

Report 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

Report 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, ehrlichiosis, Heartland virus, 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 trachomatis, lymphogranuloma venereum)
  • Coccidioides (coccidioidomycosis)
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and other transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
  • Cryptococcosis (Cryptococcus)
  • Cryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium)
  • Cyclosporosis (Cyclospora cayetanensis)
  • Enterobacteriaceae family found to be resistant to any carbapenem antibiotic
  • 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
  • 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 burgdorferi)
  • Malaria (Plasmodium)
  • Mumps
  • Nontuberculous mycobacterial infections (nonrespiratory)
  • Pertussis (Bordetella pertussis)
  • Psittacosis (Chlamydia psittaci)
  • Relapsing fever (Borrelia)
  • Rickettsia (other than prowazekii; Rocky Mountain spotted fever, typhus, others)
  • Salmonellosis (Salmonella, including typhoid)
  • Shigellosis (Shigella)
  • Syphilis (Treponema pallidum)
  • Taenia infections (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)
  • Yersiniosis (other than plague)

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.