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Infectious 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 PDF Form
  • Email the form to the secure email 
  • If you are unable to email you can fax the Disease Report Form page to the Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology Fax 302-622-4149.
  •  If you do not have ability to fax, mail to Division of Public Health.
  • For rapidly reportable conditions, as indicated with a (T) in the list below, immediately contact the Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the 24/7 Emergency Contact Number 1-888-295-5156
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at 302-744-4990.

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


(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


Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

24/7 Emergency Contact Number: 1-888-295-5156

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