OSHA Notifiable Diseases and Conditions for Texas Employers–Ft. Worth, Texas Employment Attorneys

E59-11364 (Rev. 01/12) Expires 1/31/13 — Go to http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/investigation/conditions/ or call your local or regional health department for updates.
Report confirmed and suspected cases.
Unless noted by *, report to your local or regional health department using number above or
find contact information at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/investigation/conditions/contacts/
A – L When to Report L – Y When to Report
*Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)1, 2 Within 1 week Leishmaniasis3 Within 1 week
Amebiasis3 Within 1 week Listeriosis3, 4 Within 1 week
Anthrax3, 4 Call Immediately Lyme disease3 Within 1 week
Arbovirus infection3, 5 Within 1 week Malaria3 Within 1 week
*Asbestosis6 Within 1 week Measles (rubeola)3 Call Immediately
Botulism, foodborne3, 4 Call Immediately Meningitis (specify type)3 Within 1 week
Botulism, infant, wound, and other3, 4 Within 1 week Meningococcal infections, invasive3, 4 Call Immediately
Brucellosis3, 4 Within 1 work day Mumps3 Within 1 week
Campylobacteriosis3 Within 1 week Pertussis3 Within 1 work day
*Cancer7 See rules7 *Pesticide poisoning, acute occupational6 Within 1 week
*Chancroid1 Within 1 week Plague (Yersinia pestis)3, 4 Call Immediately
Chickenpox (varicella)8 Within 1 week Poliomyelitis, acute paralytic3 Call Immediately
*Chlamydia trachomatis infection1 Within 1 week Q fever3 Within 1 work day
*Contaminated sharps injury9 Within 1 month Rabies, human3 Call Immediately
*Controlled substance overdose10 Call Immediately Relapsing fever3 Within 1 week
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)3 Within 1 week Rubella (including congenital)3 Within 1 work day
Cryptosporidiosis3 Within 1 week Salmonellosis, including typhoid fever3 Within 1 week
Cyclosporiasis3 Within 1 week Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)3 Call Immediately
Cysticercosis3 Within 1 week Shigellosis3 Within 1 week
*Cytogenetic results (fetus and infant only)11 See rules11 *Silicosis6 Within 1 week
Dengue3 Within 1 week Smallpox3 Call Immediately
Diphtheria3 Call Immediately *Spinal cord injury12 Within 10 work days
*Drowning/near drowning12 Within 10 work days Spotted fever group rickettsioses3 Within 1 week
Ehrlichiosis3 Within 1 week Staph. aureus, vancomycin-resistant (VISA and VRSA)3, 4 Call Immediately
Encephalitis (specify etiology)3 Within 1 week Streptococcal disease (group A, B, S. pneumo), invasive3 Within 1 week
Escherichia coli, enterohemorrhagic3, 4 Within 1 week *Syphilis – primary and secondary stages 1, 13 Call within 1 work day
*Gonorrhea1 Within 1 week *Syphilis – all other stages1, 13 Within 1 week
Haemophilus influenzae type b infections, invasive3 Call Immediately Taenia solium and undifferentiated Taenia infection3 Within 1 week
Hansen’s disease (leprosy)3 Within 1 week Tetanus3 Within 1 week
Hantavirus infection3 Within 1 week *Traumatic brain injury12 Within 10 work days
Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)3 Within 1 week Trichinosis3 Within 1 week
Hepatitis A3 Within 1 work day Tuberculosis (includes all M. tuberculosis complex)4, 14 Within 1 work day
Hepatitis B, C, D, E, and unspecified (acute)3 Within 1 week Tularemia3, 4 Call Immediately
Hepatitis B identified prenatally or at delivery (acute & chronic)3 Within 1 week Typhus3 Within 1 week
Hepatitis B, perinatal (HBsAg+ < 24 months old)3 Within 1 work day Vibrio infection, including cholera3, 4 Within 1 work day
*Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection1, 2 Within 1 week Viral hemorrhagic fever, including Ebola3 Call Immediately
Influenza-associated pediatric mortality3 Within 1 work day West Nile Fever3 Within 1 week
*Lead, child blood, any level & adult blood, any level6 Call/Fax Immediately Yellow fever3 Call Immediately
Legionellosis3 Within 1 week Yersiniosis3 Within 1 week
In addition to specified reportable conditions, any outbreak, exotic disease, or unusual group expression of disease
that may be of public health concern should be reported by the most expeditious means available
*See condition-specific footnote for reporting contact information
1 Please refer to specific rules and regulations for HIV/STD reporting and who to report to at: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/healthcare/reporting.shtm.
2 Labs conducting confirmatory HIV testing are requested to send remaining specimen to a CDC-designated laboratory. Please call 512-533-3041 for details.
3 Reporting forms are available at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/investigation/forms/. Investigation forms at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/investigation/
Call as indicated for immediately reportable conditions.
4 Lab isolate must be sent to DSHS lab. Call 512-458-7598 for specimen submission information.
5 Reportable Arbovirus infections include neuroinvasive and non-neuroinvasive California serogroup including Cache Valley, Eastern Equine (EEE), Dengue, Powassan,
St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE), West Nile, and Western Equine (WEE).
6 Please refer to specific rules and regulations for environmental and toxicology reporting and who to report to at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/epitox/default.shtm.
7 Please refer to specific rules and regulations for cancer reporting and who to report to at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/tcr/reporting.shtm.
8 Varicella reporting form at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/health/vaccine_preventable_diseases/forms/NewVaricellaForm.pdf. Call local health dept for copy with their fax number.
9 Not applicable to private facilities. Initial reporting forms for Contaminated Sharps at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/health/infection_control/bloodborne_pathogens/reporting/.
10 Contact local poison center at 1-800-222-1222. For instructions, forms, and fax numbers see http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/epidemiology/epipoison.shtm#rcso.
11 Report cytogenetic results including routine karyotype and cytogenetic microarray testing (fetus and infant only). Please refer to specific rules and regulations for birth defects
reporting and who to report to at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/birthdefects/BD_LawRules.shtm.
12 Please refer to specific rules and regulations for injury reporting and who to report to at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/injury/default.shtm.
13 Laboratories should report syphilis test results within 3 work days of the testing outcome.
14 MTB complex includes M. tuberculosis, M. bovis, M. africanum, M. canettii, M. microti, M. caprae, and M. pinnipedii. Please see rules at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/tb/reporting/.
Texas Notifiable Conditions
24/7 Number for Immediately Reportable– 1-800-705-8868
Texas Department of State Health Services – Business Hours 1-800-252-8239 / After Hours 512-458-7111


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