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(1) A local health officer must immediately report to the department by telephone the information cited in ARM 37.114.205(1) through (2) whenever a case of one of the following diseases is suspected or confirmed:

(a) Anthrax;

(b) Botulism (including infant botulism);

(c) Diphtheria;

(d) Measles (rubeola);

(e) Plague;

(f) Rabies or rabies exposure (human);

(g) Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS);

(h) Smallpox;

(i) Tularemia;

(j) Typhoid fever; or

(k) Any unusual incident of unexplained illness or death in a human or animal.

(2) A local health officer must mail or transmit by a secure electronic means to the department the information required by ARM 37.114.205(1) through (2) for each suspected or confirmed case of one of the following diseases, within the time limit noted for each:

(a) Information about a case of one of the following diseases should be submitted on the same day it is received by the local health officer:

(i) Chancroid;

(ii) Cholera

(iii) Diarrheal disease outbreak;

(iv) Escherichia coli 0157:H7 enteritis;

(v) Gastroenteritis outbreak;

(vi) Gonorrhea;

(vii) Gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum;

(viii) Granuloma inguinale;

(ix) Haemophilus influenzae B invasive disease (meningitis, epiglottitis, pneumonia, and septicemia);

(x) Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome;

(xi) Hemolytic uremic syndrome;

(xii) Listeriosis;

(xiii) Lymphogranuloma venereum;

(xiv) Meningitis, bacterial or viral;

(xv) Pertussis (whooping cough);

(xvi) Poliomyelitis, paralytic or non-paralytic;

(xvii) Rubella (including congenital);

(xviii) Syphilis;

(xix) Tetanus;

(xx) Yellow fever;

(xxi) Illness occurring in a traveler from a foreign country; and

(xxii) An occurrence in a community or region of a case or cases of any communicable disease in the "Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, An Official Report of the American Public Health Association", (18th edition, 2004), with a frequency in excess of normal expectancy.

(b) Information about a case of one of the following diseases should be submitted within seven calendar days after it is received by the local health officer:

(i) Amebiasis;

(ii) Brucellosis;

(iii) Campylobacter enteritis;

(iv) Chickenpox (varicella);

(v) Chlamydial genital infection;

(vi) Cryptosporidiosis;

(vii) Cytomegaloviral illness;

(viii) Encephalitis;

(vix) Giardiasis;

(x) Hansen's disease (leprosy);

(xi) Hepatitis, A, B (acute or chronic), or C (acute or chronic) ;

(xii) Kawasaki disease;

(xiii) Lead poisoning (levels > 10 micrograms per deciliter);

(xiv) Legionellosis;

(xv) Lyme disease;

(xvi) Malaria;

(xvii) Mumps;

(xviii) Ornithosis (Psittacosis);

(xix) Q-fever;

(xx) Reye's syndrome;

(xxi) Rocky Mountain spotted fever;

(xxii) Salmonellosis;

(xxiii) Shigellosis;

(xxiv) Streptococcus pneumoniae invasive disease, drug resistant;

(xxv) Tickborne relapsing fever;

(xxvi) Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies;

(xxvii) Trichinosis;

(xxviii) Tuberculosis; or

(xxix) Yersiniosis.

(3) Each week during which a suspected or confirmed case of influenza is reported to the local health officer, the officer must mail or transmit to the department on Friday of that week the total number of the cases of influenza reported.

(4) A laboratory that performs a blood lead analysis must submit to the department, by the 15th day following the month in which the test was performed, a copy of all blood lead analyses performed that month, including analyses in which lead was undetectable.

(5) A laboratory that performs tuberculosis, hepatitis B surface antigen, or sexually transmitted disease testing must submit to the department by the 15th day following each month, a report on a form supplied by the department indicating the number of tests with negative or positive results which were done that month for each of those diseases.

(6) In the event of a chickenpox outbreak, the local health officer may elect to report a weekly summary count of suspected and confirmed cases in lieu of individual case reports. Individual case reports will resume when the health officer determines the outbreak has ended.

History: 50-1-202, 50-17-103, 50-18-105, MCA; IMP, 50-1-202, 50-17-103, 50-18-102, 50-18-106, MCA; NEW, 1987 MAR p. 2147, Eff. 11/28/87; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 1295, Eff. 5/13/94; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 1127, Eff. 6/30/95; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 2986, Eff. 9/22/00; TRANS, from DHES, 2002 MAR p. 913; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 2112, Eff. 9/8/06.

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