How to Report a Disease

Reportable Diseases

If you think you are ill from eating food in a public setting, call the Minnesota Foodborne Illness Hotline at 1-877-FOOD-ILL (1-877-366-3455).

If you have had physical contact with a bat, call your healthcare provider. If you find a bat in your home, capture it. Wait until regular business hours to call the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-5414 for advice.

Physicians: For diseases that require immediate reporting, please call the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division at: 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414

MDH Emergency Operations "after hours" number: 651-201-5735

24/7 Disaster Reporting
Report Public Health Emergencies: A public health emergency is anything that causes, or could cause injuries or illness to a large number of people. Please use the following guidelines to determine how to respond. If this is an emergency, call 911.

To report a natural or man-made emergency that may have public health consequences for the community, call McLeod County Dispatch at 320-864-3134.

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