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Vermont Department of Health

Reportable Diseases


Any unexpected pattern of cases, suspected cases, deaths or increased incidence of any other illness of major public health concern, because of the severity of illness or potential for epidemic spread, which may indicate a newly recognized infectious agent, an outbreak, epidemic, related public health hazard or act of bioterrorism.

AIDS Amebiasis A n t h r Arboviral illness Babesiosis Botulism Brucellosis Campylobacter infection Chlamydia trachomatis infection Cholera a x

  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease/transmissible

spongiform encephalopathies





  • Enterococcal disease, vancomycin–


  • Enterohemorrhagic E.coli,

(including O157:H7)

  • Giardiasis

  • Gonorrhea

  • Guillain Barre syndrome

  • Haemophilus influenzae disease, invasive

  • Hantavirus disease

  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • Hepatitis B, positive surface antigen in a pregnant woman

  • Hepatitis C

  • Hepatitis, unspecified

  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

  • Influenza: Report only

    • -

      Pediatric influenza-related deaths

    • -

      Institutional outbreaks

    • -

      Novel Influenza A

Lead poisoning Legionellosis Listeriosis Lyme disease Malaria Measles (Rubeola) Meningitis, bacterial Meningococcal disease Mumps Pertussis (whooping cough) Plague Poliomyelitis Psittacosis Rabies, human cases Rabies, animal cases Reye syndrome Rheumatic fever Rocky Mountain spotted fever Rubella (German measles)

Rubella, congenital rubella syndrome Salmonellosis S e v e r e A c u t e R e s p i r a t o r y Syndrome (SARS) Smallpox Shigellosis Streptococcus, Group A invasive

  • Streptococcus, Group B invasive (infants less than one month of age)

  • Streptococcus pneumoniae disease, invasive

Syphilis Tetanus Toxic shock syndrome Trichinosis Tuberculosis T u l a r e m i Typhoid fever Varicella: (Chickenpox only) a V i r a l h e m o r r h a g i c f e v e r

  • VRSA (vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)/VISA (reduced susceptibility)

  • Vibrio species

  • Yellow fever

  • Yersinia enterocolitica

Treatment: Human rabies postexposure treatment (HRPET) is reportable even where no evidence of rabies has been found.

Reporting of Diseases

The law requires that health care providers report disease of public health importance. Persons who are required to report: health care providers, infection control practitoners, laboratory directors, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, school health officials. Cases of reportable

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Consultation and Inquiries: 802-863-7240 (7:45 AM-4:30 PM M-F) or 1-800-640-4374 (VT only) 24 Hour Telephone Reporting Line: (802) 951-4080 or 1-888-588-7781 Emergency Consultation after normal business hours also available at numbers above.


Health Surveillance Division Updated 6/20/08

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