Category I diseases or findings shall be reported to the local health department within twenty-four (24) hours of first knowledge or suspicion.
Category II diseases or finding shall be reported to the local health department within three (3) days of the first knowledge or suspicion.
Reporting diseases or agents that occur naturally or that might be a result from a terrorist attack involving biological, radiological, or chemical weapons.
The occurrence of an outbreak or epidemic of any illness, disease or condition which may be of public health concern. Including illness in a food handler that is potentially transmissible through food. Also public health threats that could result from terrorist activities such as clusters of unusual diseases or manifestations of illness and clusters of unexplained deaths. Such incidents shall be reported to the local health department or the Department of Health and Senior Services by telephone, facsimile, or other rapid communication within twenty-four (24) hours of first knowledge or suspicion.
Diseases are monitored and a disease investigation is made to determine contacts or risks to the community. Education, counseling and in some cases prophylaxis treatment is provided.
Tuberculosis Reportable within 24 hours
Tuberculosis Reportable within 3 days
Mycobacterial disease other than Tuberculosis (MOTT)
Missouri Department of Health & Human Services @ https://health.mo.gov/
Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, GA @ https://www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions/
For more information contact the Communicable Disease Nurse:
Virginia Buffington, LPN
Public Health Nurse
573-323-4413 Ext. 232