The Benton-Franklin Health District investigates over 60 communicable diseases and conditions that are reportable to the local health jurisdiction in accordance with WAC 246-101. In certain situations, clusters of illness (i.e., norovirus and influenza) are also reportable, especially in healthcare facilities, schools and child cares. Here you will find more information about specific diseases, what must be reported, how to make reports and other pertinent resources.

Communicable Disease Testing Guidance

Laboratory Testing Guidelines for Mumps

 
Laboratory Testing Guidance for Measles

 
The Washington State Department of Health
(DOH) tuberculosis (TB) provider toolkit offers resources health care providers can use to consult, screen, test, and treat clients when providing TB care.  

The online TST/IGRA Interpreter assists health care providers to estimate the risk of active tuberculosis for individuals with a tuberculin skin test
reaction greater than or equal to 5mm using client clinical profile information.

 

Conditions Requiring Reports

State rules require certain conditions must be reported to local public health.  For detailed lists of notifiable conditions and reporting time frame, please see the posters linked below.

Notifiable conditions Posters


Reporting notifiable conditions

**Immediately Notifiable Conditions

These conditions are immediately notifiable by phone to Benton-Franklin Health District, Communicable Disease Reporting Line (24/7) 509.543.3851

Disease Name

When to Report

Reporting Forms

Provider FactSheets

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

** Immediate

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) Report Form

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) Fact Sheet

Anaplasmosis

24 Hours

Tickborne Diseases Report Form

Rare Disease of Public Health Significance

Animal Bites

** Immediate - when human exposure is suspected

Animal Bite Report Form

none

Anthrax

** Immediate

Anthrax Report Form

Anthrax Fact Sheet

Arboviral Disease

Within 3 Days

Arboviral Disease Report Form

Arboviral Disease Fact Sheet

Asthma, Occupational

Monthly 1-888-66-SHARP

Report occupational asthma to Labor and Industries

none

Babesiosis

24 Hours

Tickborne Diseases Report Form

Rare Disease of Public Health Significance

Birth Defects

Monthly 360-236-3533

n/a

none

Botulism

** Immediate - foodborne, wound & infant

Foodborne Botulism Report Form/Wound Botulism Report Form/ Infant Botulism Report Form

Botulism Fact Sheet

Brucellosis

24 Hours

Brucellosis Report Form

Brucellosis Fact Sheet

Burkholderia Infection (Melioidosis or Glanders)

** Immediate

Burkholderia Report Form

Rare Disease of Public Health Significance

Campylobacteriosis

Within 3 Days

Campylobacteriosis Report Form

Campylobacteriosis Patient Handout

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)

24 Hours

Highly Antibiotic Resistant Organism Report Form

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Fact Sheet

Chagas Disease

24 Hours

Rare Disease of Public health Importance Report Form

Rare Disease of Public Health Significance

Chancroid

Within 3 Days

STD Case Report Form

Chancroid Fact Sheet

Chlamydia

Within 3 Days

STD Case Report Form

Chlamydia Fact Sheet

Cholera

** Immediate

Cholera Report Form

Cholera Fact Sheet

Coccidioidomycosis

24 Hours

Coccidioidomycosis Report Form

Coccidioidomycosis Fact Sheet

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)

Within 3 Days

Human Prion Disease Report Form

none

Cryptococcus gattii

24 Hours

Cryptococcus gattii Report Form

Cryptococcus gattii Fact Sheet

Cryptosporidiosis

Within 3 Days

Cryptosporidiosis Report Form

Cryptosporidiosis Fact Sheet

Cyclosporiasis

Within 3 Days

Cyclosporiasis Report Form

Cyclosporiasis Fact Sheet

Diphtheria

** Immediate

Diphtheria Report Form

Diphtheria Fact Sheet

Ebola Virus Disease

** Immediate

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Report Form

Ebola Virus Disease Fact Sheet

Ehrlichiosis

24 Hours

Tickborne Diseases Report Form

Rare Disease of Public Health Significance

Enterohemorrhagic E. coli

** Immediate

Shiga toxin- producing Escherichia coli Report Form

Shiga toxin-producing E.coli ("STEC")

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)

 

Enterovirus D68 Infection Report Form

Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) Fact Sheet

Foodborne Disease Outbreaks

** Immediate

Foodborne Outbreak Reporting Form

Foodborne Disease Outbreaks Fact Sheet

Giardiasis

 

Giardiasis Report Form

Giardiasis Patient Handout

Glanders (Burkholderia Infection)

** Immediate

Burkholderia Report Form

Rare Disease of Public Health Significance

Gonorrhea

Within 3 Days

STD Case Report Form

Gonorrhea Fact Sheet &
Gonorrhea Fact Sheet

Granuloma Inguinale

Within 3 Days

STD Case Report Form

Granuloma Inguinale Fact Sheet

Gunshot

24 Hours

Washington State Firearm Injury Reporting System

none

Haemophilus Influenzae

** Immediate

Haemophilus Influenzae Report Form

Haemophilus Influenzae Fact Sheet

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

24 Hours

Hantavirus Infection Report Form

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Fact Sheet

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS)

 

Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Report Form

Shiga toxin-producing E.coli ("STEC")

Hepatitis A, acute

24 Hours

Hepatitis A - acute, Report Form

Hepatitis A Fact Sheet

Hepatitis B, acute

24 Hours

Hepatitis B - acute, Report Form

Hepatitis B Fact Sheet

Hepatitis B, perinatal

Within 3 Days

Hepatitis B - perinatal, Report Form

Refer to Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B, chronic

Hepatitis C, chronic

Monthly

Hepatitis B - Chronic, Surveillance Report Form/ Hepatitis B - Chronic, Interview Report Form

Hepatitis C - Chronic, Long Report Form

Refer to Hepatitis B or C

Hepatitis C, acute

Within 3 Days

Hepatitis C - Acute, Report Form

Hepatitis C, acute Fact Sheet

Hepatitis D & E, acute (formerly "Unspecified")

Within 3 Days (D)

24 Hours (E)

Hepatitis D Report Form

Hepatitis E Report Form

Hepatitis D & E Fact Sheet

Herpes (initial Genital & neonatal infections only)

Within 3 Days

STD Case Report Form

Herpes, Genital Fact Sheet

HIV/AIDS

Within 3 Days

HIV/AIDS Case Report Form

HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet

Influenza (suspect case of novel or avian)


Influenza-associated death


Influenza (outbreaks in congregate living settings)

** Immediate



Within 3 Days


24 Hours

Influenza Report Form


Influenza Associated Death Report Form


Influenza Outbreak Report Form








Lead, Child Blood

 

Child, Blood Lead Report Form

none

Legionellosis

24 Hours

Legionellosis Report Form

Legionellosis Fact Sheet

Leptospirosis

24 Hours

Leptospirosis Report Form

Leptospirosis Fact Sheet

Listeriosis

24 Hours

Listeriosis Report Form

Listeriosis Fact Sheet

Lyme Disease

Within 3 Days

Lyme Disease Report Form

Lyme Disease Fact Sheet

Lymphogranuloma Venereum

Within 3 Days

STD Case Report Form

Lymphogranuloma Venereum Fact Sheet

Malaria

Within 3 Days

Malaria Report Form

Malaria Fact Sheet

Measles

** Immediate

Measles Report Form

Measles Fact Sheet

Melioidosis (Burkholderia Infection)

** Immediate

Burkholderia Report Form

Rare Disease of Public Health Significance

Meningococcal Disease

** Immediate

Meningococcal Disease Report Form

Meningococcal Disease Fact Sheet

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

 

Coronavirus Report Form

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) Fact Sheet

Monkeypox

** Immediate

Rare Disease of Public Health Importance Report Form

Rare Disease of Public Health Significance

Mumps

24 Hours

Mumps Report Form

Mumps Fact Sheet

Neurologic Syndrome

 

Neurologic Syndrome Report Form

none

Other Conditions

 

Other Condition Report Form

none

Outbreak Reporting

** Immediate

Outbreak Reporting Form- Enteric/ Outbreak Reporting Form- Water/Outbreak Reporting Form- Animal Contact or Vectorborne/ Other- Outbreak Reporting Form/ Outbreak Reporting Form-Vaccine Preventable Disease/ Outbreak/Cluster Reporting Form: Varicella

Outbreak Reporting Fact Sheet

Pertussis

24 Hours

Pertussis Report Form

Pertussis Fact Sheet

Pesticide Poisoning

 


**Immediate (fatal, hospitalized or cluster) Within 3 Days - (non-fatal, non-hospitalized or non-cluster) 1-800-222-1222

n/a

Pesticide Poisoning Fact Sheet

Plague

** Immediate

Plague Report Form

Plague Fact Sheet

Polio

** Immediate

Poliomyelitis/AFM Report Form

Polio Fact Sheet

Prion Diseases, Human (CJD)

Within 3 Days

Human Prion Disease Report Form

Prion Diseases, Human (CJD) Fact Sheet

Psittacosis

24 Hours

Psittacosis Report Form

Psittacosis Fact Sheet

PSP (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning)

 

Shellfish Poisoning Report Form

Shellfish Poisoning, Paralytic or Domoic Acid

Q Fever

24 Hours

Q Fever Report Form

Q Fever Fact Sheet

Rabies, Human

** Immediate

Rabies, Human Report Form

Human Rabies Fact Sheet

Rabies, Suspected Human Exposure

** Immediate

Suspected Rabies Exposure Report Form

Rabies, Suspected Human Exposure Fact Sheet

Rare diseases of public health significance

 

Rare Disease of Public Health Importance Report Form

Rare Disease Fact Sheet

Rash illness with Fever

 

Rash Illness with Fever Report Form

none

Relapsing Fever

24 Hours

Relapsing Fever Report Form

Relapsing Fever Fact Sheet

Rubella

** Immediate

Rubella Report Form

Rubella Fact Sheet

Salmonellosis

24 Hours

Salmonellosis Report Form

Salmonellosis Fact Sheet

Shellfish Poisoning, Paralytic, Domoic Acid, or Diarrhetic

 

Shellfish Poisoning Report Form

Shellfish Poisoning, Paralytic, Domoic Acid, or Diarrhetic Fact Sheet

Shiga toxin-producing E. coli ("STEC")

** Immediate

Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Report Form

Shiga toxin-producing E. coli ("STEC") Fact Sheet

Shigellosis

24 Hours

Shigellosis Report Form

Shigellosis Fact Sheet

Spotted Fever Rickettsioses

24 Hours

Tickborne Diseases Report Form

Rare Disease of Public Health Significance

Syphilis

Within 3 Days

STD Case Report Form

Syphilis Fact Sheet

Tetanus

Within 3 Days

Tetanus Report Form

Tetanus Fact Sheet

Tick Paralysis

24 Hours

Tickborne Diseases Report Form

Rare Disease of Public Health Significance

Trichinosis

Within 3 Days

Trichinosis Report Form

Trichinosis Fact Sheet

Tuberculosis (TB)

** Immediate

Tuberculosis Report Form

Tuberculosis (TB) Fact Sheet

Tularemia

** Immediate

Tularemia Report Form

Tularemia Fact Sheet

Typhoid fever

24 Hours

Typhoid fever Report Form

Typhoid Fever Fact Sheet

Typhus

24 Hours

Rare Disease of Public Health Importance Report Form

Rare Disease of Public Health Significance

Unexplained Critical Illness or Death

24 Hours

Unexplained Critical Illness or Death Report Form

Unexplained Critical Illness or Death Fact Sheet

Vaccinia Transmission

** Immediate

n/a

Rare Disease of Public Health Significance

Varicella Death

Within 3 Days

Varicella Death Report Form

Rare Disease of Public Health Significance

Vibriosis (non-cholera)

24 Hours

Vibriosis (non-cholera) Report Form

Vibriosis Fact Sheet

Highly Antibiotic Resistant Organisms Including (VRSA)

24 Hours

Highly Antibiotic Resistant Organism Report Form

Rare Disease of Public Health Significance

Waterborne Disease Outbreaks

** Immediate

Waterborne Disease Outbreaks Report Form

Waterborne Disease Outbreaks Fact Sheet

West Nile Virus Disease

 

West Nile Virus Disease Report Form

West Nile Virus Disease Fact Sheet

Yellow Fever

** Immediate

Yellow Fever Report Form

Yellow Fever fact Sheet

Yersiniosis

24 Hours

Yersiniosis Report Form

Yersiniosis Fact Sheet

Zika Virus

Within 3 Days

Arboviral Disease Report Form

Zika Virus Fact Sheet

 

  • Notifiable conditions reporting line 509.539.0416 
  • 24-Hour emergency reporting line: 509.543.3851
  • Confidential Fax Line: 509.460.4377
  • Washington Department of Health 24 hour reporting line (use only if contact cannot be established with the Benton-Franklin Health District) 1.877.539.4344
If you have questions regarding illness reporting and/or assistance from the Communicable Disease program please call 509.460.4200