For Health Professionals
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services publishes a list of diseases that must be reported to local and state health officials. The Missouri State Regulation regarding the reporting of Communicable Diseases sets forth the rules of reporting and who is required to report.
Who needs to report?
Hospitals, physicians, nurses, clinics or other private or public institution providing diagnostic testing, screening, or care are required to report knowledge or suspicion of these diseases within a certain timeframe.
How do I report?
- If you are a medical professional and you need to report an animal bite or a case of a reportable illness, please fill out one of the forms below and use our confidential, secured fax line (816-325-7024). Please remember, this is for medical professionals only.
- If you are a medical professional who needs to report a public health emergency, contact the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services 24/7 hotline at 1-800-392-0272. Remember, this is for medical professionals only. If you have a personal medical emergency, call 911.
- Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Communicable Disease Manual: Detailed information about the reportable diseases in Missouri.
- Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): The MMWR Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The weekly report contains data on specific diseases as reported by state and territorial health departments and reports on infectious and chronic diseases, environmental hazards, natural or human-generated disasters, occupational diseases and injuries and intentional and unintentional injuries. It will also include topics of international interest.
- Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases: A guide for school administrators, nurses, teachers, child care providers and parents or guardians on the control of communicable diseases in the childcare setting.
- Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Comprehensive information on routinely used vaccines and the diseases they prevent.