Reporting Zoster (shingles) - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Reporting Zoster (Shingles)

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What to report
How to report
Submitting clinical materials
Who is required to report

What to report

Zoster (shingles) must be reported to MDH within one working day.

  • Report the following instances:
    • any incidence in individuals <18 years old
    • disseminated disease or complications other than post-herpetic neuralgia, such as visceral, CNS, or severe ocular involvement, irrespective of age

How to report zoster disease

  • Yellow Disease Report Card
    This disease may be reported using the MDH "Yellow Card."

  • Phone
    Any reportable infectious disease may be reported by phone to 651-201-5414 or 877-676-5414.

Other reporting: schools and child care

Submitting clinical materials

For zoster disease, submission of clinical materials (isolate, if available) to MDH is required by rule.

Who is required to report

  • Health care practitioners (health care facilities, medical laboratories, and in certain circumstances veterinarians and veterinary medical laboratories) are required to report disease to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) under Minnesota state law.
    • Unless previously reported, every licensed health care provider who provides care to any patient who has, is suspected of having, or has died from a reportable disease is required to report.
  • Any person in charge of any institution, school, child care facility, or camp is also required to report disease to MDH.

Updated Thursday, 31-Jan-2019 15:25:34 CST