Disease Investigation Guidelines


These protocols were written to provide technical assistance with local surveillance and disease investigation. They contain not only disease specific information, but also sample letters, reporting forms, sample communication sheets and other tools to assist the local public health department.

These protocols have been reviewed by KDHE for content and should be used by local health department staff when reportable disease information is needed.  The protocols are dynamic, and will be revised as needed.

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Disease Name

Fact Sheet

Investigation Guideline

Initial Assessment

Report Forms

Amebiasis

Amebiasis Fact Sheet

|

 Amebiasis Investigation Guideline
(Revised 4/09)

  -

Amebiasis Report Form

Anthrax

Anthrax Fact Sheet

|

 Anthrax Investigation Guideline
(Revised 2/12)

Anthrax Worksheet

|

-

Arboviral Diseases
(WEE, EEE, WNV, SLE, CE)

Arboviral Diseases
Fact Sheet

|

 Arboviral Diseases Investigation Guideline
(Revised 9/11)

 -

Arboviral Report Form

Botulism

Botulism Fact Sheet

|

 Botulism Investigation Guideline
(Revised 9/11)

Botulism Worksheet

|

-

Brucellosis

Brucellosis Fact Sheet

|

 Brucellosis Investigation Guideline
(Revised 7/12)

-

-

Campylobacter

Campylobacter
Fact Sheet

|

 Campylobacter Investigation Guideline
(Revised 6/12)

 -

Campylobacter Report Form

Chancroid

STD Facts |

Chancroid Investigation Guideline
(Revised 5/13)

 -

KS Notifiable Disease

Chlamydia

STD Facts |

Chlamydia Investigation Guideline
(Revised 5/13)

 -

KS Notifiable Disease

Cholera

Cholera Fact Sheet

|

 Cholera Investigation Guideline
(Revised 2/12)

 -

 -

Cryptosporidiosis

Cryptosporidiosis
Fact Sheet

|

 Cryptosporidiosis Investigation Guideline
(Revised 6/12)

 -

Cryptosporidiosis Report Form

Cyclosporiasis

Cyclosporiasis
Fact Sheet

|

 Cyclosporiasis Investigation Guideline (Revised 1/10)

 -

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Dengue Disease

Dengue Disease
Fact Sheet

|

 Dengue Disease Investigation Guideline
(New 1/10)

 -

Dengue Report Form

Diphtheria

Diphtheria Fact Sheet

|

 Diphtheria Investigation Guideline
(Revised 2/12

 -

-

Elevated Blood Lead

 -

 Elevated Blood Lead Investigation Guidelines
(New 11/13)

 -

 -

Escherichia coli 0157

Escherichia coli 0157
Fact Sheet

|

 Escherichia coli 0157 Investigation Guidelines
(Revised 6/12)

 -

STEC Report Form

Ehrlichiosis / Anaplasmosis

Ehrlichiosis Fact Sheet

|

 Ehrlichiosis / Anaplasmosis Investigation Guideline
(Revised 12/13)

 -

Ehrlichiosis Report Form

Giardiasis

Giardiasis Fact Sheet

|

Giardiasis Investigation Guideline
(Revised 6/12)

 -

Giardia Reporting Form

Gonorrhea

STD Facts |

Gonorrhea Investigation Guideline
(Revised 5/13)

 -

KS Notifiable Disease

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Haemophilus Influenzae

Hemophilus Influenzae
Fact Sheet

|

 Hemophilus Influenzae Investigation Guideline
(Revised 7/11)

 -

-

Hansen Disease

Hansen Disease
Fact Sheet

|

 Hansen Disease Investigation Guideline
(Revised 1/13)

 -

-

Hantavirus

Hantavirus Fact Sheet

|

 Hantavirus Investigation Guideline
(Revised 9/14)

Hantavirus CDC Report Form

|

-

Harmful Algae Bloom

 -

Harmful Algae Bloom Resources

 -

Harmful Algae Bloom Report Form

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), Post-Diarrheal

 -

 HUS Investigation Guidelines
(Revised 6/12)

 -

HUS Reporting Form

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A Fact Sheet

|

 Hepatitis A Investigation Guideline
(Revised 11/12)

Hepatitis A Worksheet

|

Hepatitis A Reporting Form

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B Fact Sheet

|

 Hepatitis B Investigation Guideline
(Revised 10/08)

 -

Hepatitis B-Acute Report Form
| Hepatitis B - Chronic Report Form

Hepatitis B, Pregnancy

Hepatitis B (Pregnancy)
Fact Sheet

|

 Hepatitis B (Pregnancy) Investigation Guideline
(Revised 11/13)

 -

Hepatitis B-Pregnancy Event Report Form

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C Fact Sheet

|

 Hepatitis C Investigation Guideline
(Revised 10/13)

 -

Hepatitis C, Acute Past or Present Report Form

Hepatitis E

 -

 -

 -

Hepatitis E Report Form

HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS Facts |

HIV/AIDS Investigation Guideline
(Revised 5/13)

 -

KS Notifiable Disease

Influenza deaths, children <18 years

 -

Influenza-Associated Pediatric Deaths Investigation Guideline
(Revised 1/13)

 -

CDC Case Report

Influenza, Novel and Pandemic

 -

Novel Influenza A Investigation Guideline
(Revised 1/13)

 -

Pandemic Investigation Form
| Novel Influenza A Report Form

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Legionellosis

Legionellosis Fact Sheet

|

 Legionellosis Investigation Guideline
(Revised 5/14)

 -

Legionellosis Report Form

Listeriosis

Listeriosis Fact Sheet

|

 Listeriosis Investigation Guideline
(Revised 4/14)

 -

Listeriosis Report Form

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease
Fact Sheet

|

 Lyme Disease Investigation Guideline
(Revised 9/11)

 -

Lyme Disease Report Form

Malaria Disease

Malaria Disease
Fact Sheet

|

Malaria Disease Investigation Guideline
(Revised 1/10)

 -

-

Measles

Measles Fact Sheet

|

 Measles Investigation Guideline
(Revised 1/13)

Measles Worksheet

|

Measles Report Form

Meningitis, Bacterial

Meningitis, Bacterial
Fact Sheet

|

 Meningitis, Bacterial Investigation Guideline
(Revised 9/10)

Meningitis, Bacterial Worksheet

|

-

Meningococcal

Meningococcal Fact Sheet

|

 Meningococcal Investigation Guideline
(Revised 7/11)

 Meningococcal Worksheet

|

-

Mumps

Mumps Fact Sheet

|

 Mumps Investigation Guideline
(Revised 7/12)

 Mumps Worksheet |

Mumps Report Form

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Pertussis

Pertussis Fact Sheet

|

 Pertussis Investigation Guideline
(Revised 12/13)

Pertussis Worksheet |
Contact List

|

Pertussis Report Form

Plague

Plague Fact Sheet

|

 Plague Investigation Guideline
(Revised 7/12)

 -

-

Poliomyelitis

Poliomyelitis Fact Sheet

|

 Poliomyelitis Investigation Guideline
(Revised 2/12)

 -

-

Psittacosis

Psittacosis Fact Sheet

|

 Psittacosis Investigation Guideline
(Revised 1/10)

 -

-

Q Fever

Q Fever Fact Sheet

|

 Q Fever Investigation Guideline
(Revised 12/13)

 -

-

Rabies

Rabies Fact Sheet

|

 Rabies Investigation Guideline
(Revised 4/14)

Worksheet (Animal)

|

Animal Rabies Report Form |
Animal Rabies (Animal Contacts) Report Form |
Animal Rabies (Human Contacts) Report Form

Rubella

Rubella Fact Sheet

|

Rubella Investigation Guideline
(Revised 1/13)

Rubella Worksheet

|

Rubella Report Form

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Salmonellosis

Salmonellosis Fact Sheet

|

 Salmonellosis Investigation Guideline
(Revised 6/12)

 -

Salmonella Report Form

SARS

SARS Fact Sheet

|

SARS Investigation Guideline
(Revised 7/12)

Screening Form 

|

-

Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli (STEC)

STEC Fact Sheet

|

 STEC Investigation Guidelines
(Revised 6/12)

 -

STEC Report Form

Shigellosis

Shigellosis Fact Sheet

|

 Shigellosis Investigation Guideline
(Revised 8/14)

 -

Shigella Reporting Form

Smallpox

Smallpox Fact Sheet

|

Smallpox Investigation Guideline
(Revised 7/12)

Smallpox Worksheet

|

-

Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis
(Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever)

Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis
(Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever)
Fever Fact Sheet

|

 Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis
(Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) Investigation Guideline

(Revised 1/10)

 -

Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis Report Form

Streptococcus Group A, Invasive

Streptococcus Group A,
Invasive Fact Sheet

|

Streptococcus Group A, Invasive Investigation Guideline
(Revised 1/10)

Streptococcus Group A, Invasive Worksheet

|

-

Streptococcus Pneumoniae, Invasive

Streptococcus Pneumoniae,
InvasiveFact Sheet

|

 Streptococcus Pneumoniae, Invasive Investigation Guideline
(Revised 11/10)

 -

-

Syphilis

STD Facts |

Syphilis Investigation Guideline
(Revised 5/13)

 -

KS Notifiable Disease

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Tetanus

Tetanus Fact Sheet

|

Tetanus Investigation Guideline
(Revised 1/10)

 -

-

Toxic Shock Syndrome

Toxic Shock Syndrome
Fact Sheet

|

Toxic Shock Syndrome Investigation Guideline
(Revised 9/11)

Toxic Shock Syndrome Worksheet

|

-

Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs)

TSEs Fact Sheet |

TSEs Investigation Guideline
(Revised 3/11)

 -

-

Trichinosis

Trichinosis Fact Sheet

|

Trichinosis Investigation Guideline
(Revised 5/14)

Trichinosis Worksheet

|

-

Tuberculosis

-

Under Revision

-

KDHE Case Report
| KDHE Contact Report

Tularemia

Tularemia Fact Sheet

|

Tularemia Investigation Guideline
(Revised 7/12)

 -

-

Typhoid Fever

Typhoid Fever
Fact Sheet

|

 Typhoid FeverInvestigation Guideline
(Revised 8/14)

 -

-

Varicella

Varicella Fact Sheet

|

Varicella Investigation Guideline
(Revised 8/14)

Varicella (Chickenpox) Reporting Form
(For medical, school and daycares)

Varicella Report Form

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHF)

VHF Fevers Fact Sheet

|

VHF Investigation Guideline
(Revised 10/14)

 -

-

West Nile Virus (WNV)

WNV Fact Sheet

|

 WNV Investigation Guideline
(Revised 9/11)

 -

-

Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever
Fact Sheet

|

 Yellow Fever Investigation Guideline
(Revised 7/12)

Yellow Fever Testing Request

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