Recent Updates to Reportable Disease Regulations
Effective November 2014
Summary of Changes to the to the Rules and Regulations Governing Reportable Diseases and Conditions:
- The Office of Epidemiology proposes the addition of Chikungunya virus as a Class I Reportable Condition under the subsection Arboviral Infections. All arboviral infections, including those unspecified, are current Class I Reportable Conditions. A recent Caribbean outbreak of this virus has lead to the importation of Chikungunya virus into the U.S. Six Mississippi residents have been diagnosed with Chikungunya to date. The addition of Chikungunya virus, as an explicitly named reportable condition, will facilitate notification of such cases in Mississippi.
- Perinatal exposure to HIV is a recommended reportable condition by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. The Office of Epidemiology proposes the addition of Pregnancy in the setting of HIV infection be added as a Class II Reportable Condition in order to assure appropriate treatment to prevent the unnecessary transmission of HIV to newborns.