Reportable Diseases

Reportable Diseases & Events in Tennessee


The diseases and events listed below are declared to be communicable and/or dangerous to the public and are to be reported to the local health department by all hospitals, physicians, laboratories, and other persons knowing of or suspecting a case in accordance with the provision of the statutes and regulations governing the control of communicable diseases in Tennessee. The severity of these diseases and events are divided into various levels depending on their characteristics. These levels, in order from most severe to least severe, include:

Note: Diseases with an asterisk (*) beside them indicate possible bio-terrorism indicators.

Reporting Form


Tennessee Department of Health Form PH-1600 (PDF)
When printed, the form can be physically delivered, mailed, or faxed.