Report A Communicable Disease

To Report Electronically (Healthcare Professionals Only):

Click here and fill in the information in this form.

When information is entered, it will get imported into Orpheus (Oregon State Disease Surveillance System), and we will be notified.


To Report by Phone or Fax:

During working hours (Monday to Friday, 8AM-5PM):
Call:  541-677-5814  or  Fax(secure): 541-464-3914

After hours:
Call: 541-440-4471


What to Report:

Per Oregon State Statutes, all physicians, healthcare providers, and laboratories are required to report all “reportable” diseases to DPHN. This encompasses not only lab-confirmed cases; but also all clinically suspect cases, including unconfirmed cases with pending lab results. Where no health care provider is in attendance, any individual knowing of such a case shall report in a similar manner. DPHN adheres to guidelines as set forth by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) which can be found here.

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
Select biological agents and toxins:
  • Alastrim (Variola minor virus)
  • Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
  • Avian influenza virus
  • Bacillus cerus Biovar anthracis
  • Botulinum neurotoxins *Botulism (Clostridium botulinum) *Botulinum neurotoxin-producing species of Clostridium
  • Brucellosis (Brucella)
  • Conotoxins
  • Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
  • Diacetoxyscirpenol
  • Diphtheria (Corynebacterium diphtheriae)
  • 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)
  • Diptheria (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
  • 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
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • Ehrliciosis (Ehrlicia)
  • Enterobacteriaceae family found to be resistant to any carbapenum antibiotic by CLSI breakpoints
  • Escherichia coli (enterotoxigenic, Shiga-toxigenic, including E. coliO157 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
  • Nontuberculous mycobacterial infection (nonrespiratory)
  • Pertussis (Bordetella pertussis)
  • Psittacosis (Chlamydophilia psittaci)
  • Relapsing fever (Borrelia)
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and other Rickettsia (except louse-borne typhus which is immediately reportable)
  • 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 Virus
  • Yersiniosis (other than plague)
  • Zika
  • 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.


Disease Reporting posters:

For Clinicians
For Laboratories
HAI (Healthcare-Associated Infections) (OHA & CMS requirements)
CRE (Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae)