How To Report A Disease:
Request an NC Communicable Disease Report Form:
- call 704-336-2817 or 704-432-1742
- or download the form
What diseases are reportable?
Diseases Reportable within 24 Hours
Telephone reports are requested within 24 hours for diseases of unusual significance, incidence, or occurrence which may merit an epidemiological evaluation; and foodborne and waterborne outbreaks where a common source is suspected. For diseases and conditions required to be reported within 24 hours, the initial report shall be made by telephone to the appropriate person listed on the Communicable Disease reporting roster. A Communicable Disease reporting form should also be completed and faxed.
Telephone reports should include:
- date of onset
- patient name
- telephone number of person making the report
- laboratory confirmation, if available
Diseases Reportable within 7 Days
For diseases and conditions that must be reported within 7 days, a communicable disease report form should be completed and mailed to the appropriate person and Health Department site.