FAQs Data Reporting Investigation Immunization Resources
Report invasive meningococcal infections, immediately to (800) 705-8868 or (800) 252-8239. Form (.doc)
Neisseria meningitidis from normally sterile sites or purpuric lesions must be submitted as a pure culture to the Department of State Health Services, Laboratory Services Section, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756-3199.
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 ).