Reportable Diseases and Investigations/Surveillance

REPORT IMMEDIATELY
The following diseases must be reported immediately to the Belchertown Board of Health Office (if the case resides in Belchertown)  by telephone  413-323-0406  or by fax 413-323-9801 and to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health at 617-983-6800(weekdays) After business hours call  MDPH 617-522-3700 (24 hours/7 days)

» Bacterial Meningitis
» Botulism
» Diphtheria
» Haemophilus Influenzae
» Hepatitis A in a Foodhandler
» Measles
» Meningococcal Infection
» Poliomyelitis
» Rabies
» Rubella, Congenital & Non-Congenital
» Tetanus
» Any cluster/outbreak of illness
» Enteric illnes in a foodhandler>
» Any cluster of work-related conditions, regardless of whether or not they are on the reportable list.


Other diseases reportable to the Belchertown Board of Health (if the  case resides in Belchertown) by telephone  413-323-0406  or by fax 413-323-9801

» Amebiasis
» Anthrax
» Babesiosi
» Campylobactor Enteritis
» Chicken Pox (Varicella)
» Cholera
» Cryptosporidiosis
» E. Coli O157:H7
» Encephalitis
» Foodborne Poisoning
» Giardiasis
» Hansen's Disease
» Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
» Hepatitis A (Non-Foodhandler)
» Hepatitis B (Acute or Chronic)
» Hepatitis C
» Kawasaki Disease
» Legionellosis
» Leptospirosis
» Listeriosis
» Lyme Disease
» Malaria
» Meningitis (Viral)
» Mumps
» Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
» Psittacosis
» Rabies (Animal)
» Reye Syndrome
» Rheumatic Fever
» Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
» Salmonellosis (Including Typhoid)
» Shigellosis
» Toxic Shock Syndrome
» Toxoplasmosis
» Trichinosis
» Tularemia
» Yellow Fever
» Yersiniosis

Emerging Infections

The following cases of emerging and potentially emerging infections should be reported to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health at 617.983.6800(weekdays) After business hours call  MDPH 617.522.3700 (24 hours/7 days)

» Cyclospora
» Dengue
» Ehrlichiosis
» Group A Streptococcus (Invasive)
» Hantavirus
» Hepatitis E
» Hepatitis G
» Plague
» Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers


The following diseases are to be directly reported to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health:

» AIDS: (617) 983-6560
» Sexually Transmitted Diseases: (617) 983-6952
» Chancroid
» Chlamydial Infections (Genital)
» Genital Warts
» Granuloma Inguinale
» Herpes, Neonatal (onset within 30 days after birth)
» Lymphogranuloma Venereum<
» Opthalmia Neonatorum
A) Gonococcal
B) Other Agents
» Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
A) Gonococcal
B) Other Agents
» Syphilis
» Tuberculosis: 1-888-MASSMTB (24 HOURS/7 DAYS)
» Rabies Post-exposure Prophylaxis: (617) 983-6800


Work Related Injury and Disease
The following work related disease and injuries are reportable to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Contact the Occupation Health Surveillance Program: 617.624.5632.

Occupational Lung Disease

» Asbestosis
» Silicosis
» Beryllium Disease
» Chemical Pneumonitis
» Asthma caused by or aggravated by workplace exposures

Work-Related Heavy Metal Absorption

» Mercury (Blood > 15UG/L; Urine 35 UG/grams Creatinine)
» Cadmium (Blood > 5 UG/L; Urine > 5 UG/grams Creatinine)

Work-Related Acute Chemical Poisoning

» Carbon Monoxide
» Pesticide

Work-Related Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Work-Related Injury to a Person Less Than 18 Years of Age
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