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Disease Reporting

The Oklahoma State Board of Health officially establishes certain diseases as reportable by health practitioners, laboratory personnel and county health departments. The list of reportable diseases and pathogens in Oklahoma may be obtained by referring to the Reportable Diseases/Pathogens link on this web page. All disease reports are investigated to determine the danger to a specific population group or to the general population at large. These diseases can be prevented or controlled by administering interventions such as immunization, immune globulin, vector control, or by other control methods. Information is collected on all disease reports to observe increasing and/or decreasing trends in disease occurrence, and to gather information regarding the causes of disease in Oklahoma. This enables the Oklahoma State Department of Health to evaluate and target our control, education and prevention efforts across Oklahoma.

Title 63 Oklahoma Statute (O.S.) 1981 1-503 mandates the reporting of cases of diseases and conditions by Oklahoma healthcare providers and laboratories to the OSDH.
Title 63 O.S. 1981 1-503 (14k.pdf)

The secure, web-based Public Health Investigation and Disease Detection of Oklahoma (PHIDDO) is the preferred method of reporting diseases and conditions to the OSDH. Additionally diseases and conditions may be reported to the OSDH using reportable disease forms found in the 'How to Report' section.

For details on What to Report, How to Report, PHIDDO, and OK-HAN, see links in left index

The Acute Disease Service Epi-on-call is available 24 hours/7 days a week at 405-271-4060 for communicable disease consultations and reporting of diseases or outbreaks.

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