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NH RSA 141-C and He-P300 mandate reporting of all the listed infectious diseases on the Reportable Diseases List Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol by all physicians, laboratories, and health care providers. The Bureau of Infectious Disease Control requests prompt reporting of suspect and confirmed cases as well as any suspected outbreaks or cluster of illness. All reports are handled under strict confidentiality standards.

How to Report an Infectious Disease

Download and complete the appropriate form for the disease you are reporting and then contact the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control:

  • Telephone: (603) 271-4496
  • Toll Free (NH only): 1-800-852-3345, extension 4496
  • Hotline: 1-888-836-4971
  • After Hours Response: 1-800-271-5300
  • Toll Free After Hours: 1-800-852-3345 x5300
  • Fax: 603-271-0545 Do not fax HIV Reports!
  • Mail:
    • NH Department of Health and Human Services
      Division of Public Health Services
      Bureau of Infectious Disease Control
      29 Hazen Drive
      Concord, NH 03301-6504

How to Report a Cluster of Illness

A cluster of illness is a sudden increase in the occurrence of a disease at a particular time and place. This is especially important to identify and report a cluster of illness in any large group setting such as schools, health care facilities, etc. The Bureau of Infectious Disease Control (BIDC) will work with your facility to investigate the potential cause of illness and make recommendations for appropriate measures to stop the spread of disease.

Acute Respiratory Illness (ARI) and Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) and Gastrointestinal Illness Reporting

  • Schools
    • The NH School Toolkit for Respiratory Illness Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol and The Toolkit for Schools: Prevention and Management of Acute Viral and Bacterial Gastrointestinal Illness Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol gives schools guidance on how to report respiratory and gastrointestinal clusters and outbreaks of illness. The toolkits also contain samples of letters to parents, posters, and links to handouts as well as information about prevention measures to stop ongoing illness.
    • All schools are strongly encouraged to report student absenteeism referenced in the Respiratory Illness Toolkit. Participating schools have access to a simple and easy-to-use web-reporting tool to submit daily reports of total counts of student absenteeism and cases of ILI. This process typically takes less than 15 minutes to complete.
    • Please contact the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at (603) 271-4496 in order to participate and enroll your school.
  • Health Care Facilities
    • Call the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at (603) 271-4496 to report any cluster of ARI, ILI or Gastrointestinal illness in the facility.

Disease Reporting Forms

If you are reporting one of the diseases listed below, please use the appropriate disease-specific form to report the disease. Otherwise, use the General Disease Reporting Form Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol for all other diseases.

Public Health Laboratory Test Requisition Form
To submit a specimen for testing at the New Hampshire Public Health Laboratories (NH PHL), complete a NH PHL Clinical Laboratory Test Requisition Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.

Submission of a specimen and a completed Clinical Laboratory Test Requisition Form to the NH PHL does not meet the obligation of a healthcare provider or laboratory to report to the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control as outlined in the Disease Reporting Guidelines Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol.

For more information on testing at the NH PHL, visit the NH PHL web page.


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