Several Texas laws (Tex. Health & Safety Code, Chapters 81, 84 and 87) require specific information regarding notifiable conditions be provided to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Health care providers, hospitals, laboratories, schools, and others are required to report patients who are suspected of having a notifiable condition (25 Tex. Admin. Code §97.2).
Report dengue within one week. Reporting Forms
When reporting cases of Dengue, Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, or Dengue Shock Syndrome, local and/or regional health agencies must complete a “Mosquito-borne Disease Case Investigation Form. Find this form here: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/health/zoonosis/forms/human/MosquitoBorne.pdf