Bioterrorism, Public Health and the Law 
Law 801: Health Care Law Seminar
Professor Vernellia R. Randall

Diseases to be Reported


Lesson Schedule
00: Intro to the Course
01: Intro to the Problem
02: Public Health System
03: Real Threat?
04: Public Health Law
05: Disease-Reporting
06: Quarantine
07: Model Act
08: Military Presence
09: Health Law Revisited


 Ohio Admin. Code 3701-3-02 DISEASES TO BE REPORTED

The diseases listed in this rule and classified as "Class A", "Class B", and "Class C" are declared to be dangerous to the public health and are reportable. The occurrence of cases or suspected cases of a disease classified as "Class A", "Class B", or "Class C" shall be reported to the board of health on forms as prescribed and provided by the director and shall be reported in accordance with this rule and Chapter 3701-3 of the Administrative Code.

(A) The following diseases are classified as "Class A":

(1) Diseases of major public health concern because of the severity of disease or potential for epidemic spread:

(a) Anthrax

(b) Botulism, foodborne;

(c) Cholera;

(d) Diphtheria;

(e) Measles;

(f) Meningococcal disease;

(g) Plague;

(h) Rabies, human;

(i) Rubella (not congenital);

(j) Smallpox;

(k) Any unexpected pattern of cases, suspected cases, deaths or increased incidence of any other disease of major public health concern, because of the severity of disease or potential for epidemic spread, which may indicate a newly recognized infectious agent, an outbreak, epidemic, related public health hazard or act of bioterrorism.

(2) Diseases of public health concern needing timely response because of potential for epidemic spread:

(a) Chancroid;

(b) Cyclosporiasis;

(c) Dengue;

(d) E. coli O157:H7 and other enterohemorrhagic (shiga toxin-producing) e. COLI;

(e) Encephalitis, including arthropod-borne;

(f) Foodborne disease outbreaks;

(g) Granuloma inguinale;

(h) Haemophilus influenzae (invasive disease);

(i) Hantavirus;

(j) Hemolytic uremic syndrome;

(k) Hepatitis A;

(l) Legionnaires' disease;

(m) Listeriosis;

(n) Malaria;

(o) Meningitis, aseptic, including lymphocytic choriomeningitis and viral meningoencephalitis;

(p) Mumps;

(q) Pertussis;

(r) Poliomyelitis (including vaccine-associated cases);

(s) Psittacosis;

(t) Q fever;

(u) Rubella, congenital;

(v) Salmonellosis;

(w) Shigellosis;

(x) Staphylococcus aureus, with resistance or intermediate resistance to vancomycin (VISA, VRSA);

(y) Syphilis;

(z) Tetanus;

(aa) Tubercullosis, including multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB);

(bb) Typhoid fever;

(cc) Waterborne disease outbreaks;

(dd) Yellow fever.

(3) Diseases of significant public health concern:

(a) Amebiasis;

(b) Botulism;

(i) Wound;

(ii) Infant;

(c) Brucellosis;

(d) Campylobacteriosis;

(e) Chlamydia infections (nonspecific urethritis, cervicitis, salpingitis, neonatal conjunctivitis, pneumonia, and lymphogranuloma venereum);

(f) Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease;

(g) Cryptosporidiosis;

(h) Cytomegalovirus (congenital only);

(i) Ehrlichiosis;

(j) Encephalitis

(i) Other viral;

(ii) Post-infection;

(k) Giardiasis;

(l) Gonococcal infections;

(m) Hepatitis B including delta hepatitis;

(n) Hepatitis C;

(o) Hepatitis, acute viral, undeterminable etiology;

(p) Herpes (congenital only);

(q) Leprosy;

(r) Leptospirosis;

(s) Lyme disease;

(t) Meningitis, including other bacterial;

(u) Mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome (Kawasaki disease);

(v) Mycobacterial disease, other than tuberculosis;

(w) Pelvic inflammatory disease, gonococcal;

(x) Streptococcus pneumoniae, invasive disease;

(y) Reye syndrome;

(z) Rheumatic fever;

(aa) Rocky mountain spotted fever;

(bb) Streptococcal disease, group A, invasive;

(cc) Streptococcal B in newborn;

(dd) Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome;

(ee) Toxic shock syndrome (T.S.S.);

(ff) Toxoplasmosis (congenital);

(gg) Trichinosis;

(hh) Tularemia;

(ii) Typhus fever;

(jj) Vancomycin resistant enterococcus;

(kk) Vibriosis; and

(ll) Yersiniosis.

(B) The following diseases are classified as "Class B":

(1) Chickenpox;

(2) Herpes-genital; and

(3) Influenza.

(C) The following diseases are classified as "Class C":

(1) Blastomycosis;

(2) Conjunctivitis, acute;

(3) Histoplasmosis;

(4) Nosocomial infections of any type;

(5) Pediculosis;

(6) Scabies;

(7) Sporotrichosis;

(8) Staphylococcal skin infections;

(9) Toxoplasmosis; and

(10) Outbreak, unusual incidence, or epidemic of other infectious diseases of known etiology not categorized as Class A or Class B or Class C.

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