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Reporting Pertussis - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Reporting Pertussis
(Bordetella pertussis)

On this page:
What to report
How to report
Submitting clinical materials
Who is required to report

What to report

Cases, suspected cases, carriers, and deaths due to pertussis (Bordetella pertussis) must be reported to MDH within one working day.

Case definition

  • Pertussis Clinical Information
    Basic information on pertussis for health professionals, including epidemiology, communicability, and treatment of cases and contacts.

How to report pertussis

  • Pertussis Reporting Form
    The Pertussis Reporting Form can be used to report pertussis.

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

Submitting clinical materials

For Pertussis, 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 Tuesday, 04-Oct-2022 10:57:48 CDT