Disease Reporting for Health Professionals




Disease Reporting Requirements

Health care providers and laboratories are required to notify KDHE regarding patients with suspected or confirmed reportable diseases.  The list of reportable diseases is defined by Kansas statute (K.S.A. 65-118, 65-128 and 65-6001 through 65-6007; and by K.A.R. 28-1-2 and 28-1-18).

Special Reporting Requirements

Report outbreaks, unusual occurrence of any disease, and exotic or newly recognized diseases immediately by telephone: 877-427-7317.

Notifiable Diseases List and Reporting Forms

Noftifiable Disease Reporting Form - Page 1       Noftifiable Disease Reporting Form - Page 2

Contact Information

Immediate telephone reports, when required, should be made to KDHE at: 877-427-7317.

Fax non-urgent reports to KDHE at: 877-427-7318.

Mail non-urgent reports to:

Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Response
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 075
Topeka, KS 66612-1274


Suspected Act of Terrorism 

Any health care provider suspecting even a single case of a disease caused by a bioterrorism agent should immediately contact KDHE at 877-427-7317. The list of potential bioterrorism agents includes: anthrax, botulism, brucellosis, plague, tularemia, Q fever, smallpox, viral hemorrhagic fever, and "any other infectious or toxic agent that can be intentionally dispersed in the environment."


Laboratory Reporting Requirements

Bacterial isolates, when required, should be sent to:

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Division of Health and Environmental Laboratories
6810 SE Dwight Street
Topeka, KS 66620

In addition to the above requirements, laboratories must report:

  • Blood lead level (>10 µg/dl for children <18 years; >25 µg/dl for persons >18 years)
  • CD4+ T-lymphocyte count < 500/ µl or CD4+ T-lymphocytes <29% of total lymphocytes