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Preparedness – Are you and your family ready?

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Reportable Diseases

Regulations require health professionals to report the following diseases to the local health departments serving the jurisdiction in which the patient resides or to the Kentucky Department for the Public Health (KDPH).

Report IMMEDIATELY by TELEPHONE to the Local Health Department or the KY Department for Public Health:

  • Unexpected pattern of cases suspected cases or deaths which may indicate a newly recognized infectious agent
  • An outbreak, epidemic, related public health hazard or act of bioterrorism, such as smallpox

Kentucky Department for Public Health in Frankfort Telephone 502-564-3418 or 1-888-9REPORT (973-7678) Fax 502-696-3803

REPORT WITHIN 24 HOURS

Anthrax Haemphilus influenzae Rabies, Animal
Botulism invasive disease Rabies, Human
Brucellosis Hansen’s Disease Rubella
Campylobacteriosis Hantavirus infection Rubella syndrome, congenital
Cholera Hepatitis A Salmonellosis
Cryptosporidiosis Listeriosis Shigellosis
Diphtheria Measles Syphilis, primary,secondary, early latent or congenital
E. Coli O157:H7 Meningococcal infections Tetanus
E. Coli shiga toxin positive Pertussis Tularemia
Encephalitis, California Group Plague Typhoid Fever
Encephalitis, St. Louis Poliomyelitis Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Encephalitis, Venezuelan Equine Psittacosis Vibrio vulnificus
Encephalitis, Western Equine Q Fever Yellow Fever
Encephalitis, West Nile    

 

REPORT WITHIN ONE (1) BUSINESS DAY

Foodborne outbreak Mumps Tuberculosis
Hepatitis B infection in a pregnant woman or child born in or after 1992 Streptococcal disease invasive, Group A Waterborne Outbreak
Hepatitis B, acute Toxic Shock Syndrome  

 

REPORT WITHIN FIVE (5) BUSINESS DAYS

AIDS Histoplasmosis Malaria
Chancroid HIV Infection Rabies, Post Exposure prophylaxis
Chlamydia trachomatis Infection Lead Poisoning Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Ehrlichiosis Legionellosis Streptococcus pnuemoniae drug-resistant invasive disease
Gonorrhea Lyme Disease Syphilis, other than primary, secondary, early latent or congenital
Granuloma inguinale Lymphogranuloma Disease Toxoplasmosis
Hepatitis C, acute    

Note:  Animal bites shall be reported to local health departments within twelve (12) hours in accordance with regulations.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products.  You can find information on over 4,000 product recalls and recall alerts by visiting http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel.html

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