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Communicable Disease Reporting in Delaware


All Delaware physicians, laboratories and other health care providers are required by regulations to report patients with the following conditions to the Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Both lab-confirmed and clinical diagnoses are reportable within the time interval specified below. Reporting enables appropriate public health follow-up for your patients, helps identify outbreaks, and provides a better understanding of disease trends in Delaware. Follow this link to find out more information about Meaningful Use in Delaware.

How to Report

  • Complete a Notifiable Disease Report Form ( PDF or Text ). If you open the PDF version of the report, you can enter the information online and use the Tab key to move from field to field. When the form is complete, print out both pages. If you have a fax machine, you can fax the Disease Report Form page to Delaware Division of Public Health. Check here for the Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology fax number. If you do not have a fax machine, fold the two pages in half and staple together, making sure the Division of Public Health address is on the outside and mail.
  • For rapidly reportable conditions, as indicated with a (T) in the list below, immediately contact Delaware Division of Public Health. Check here for the Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology telephone number.
  • Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Delaware Divison of Public Health. Check here for the Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology telephone number.

What to Report

  • Name
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Sex
  • Phone
  • Birth date
  • Address
  • Zip Code
  • School or Type and Place of Employment
  • Condition or Disease
  • Date of Onset
  • Laboratory data
  • Hospital
  • Remarks
  • Physician’s Name
  • Phone
  • Address
  • Date

NOTIFIABLE DISEASES

(T) Report by rapid means (telephone, fax or other electronic means)
(S) Sexually transmitted disease, report required within 24 hours
(A) Drug Resistant Organisms required to be reported within 48 hours
Others - report required within 48 hours




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Last Updated: Monday August 11 2014
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