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    Infectious Disease Control Unit
    Mail Code: 1960
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite T801
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: (512) 776-7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616


Amebic CNS Infections Reporting

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Report any CNS infection, including Naegleria fowleri, Acanthamoeba spp. & Balamuthia mandrillaris within one week to DSHS at (512) 776-7676.

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).

Reports from healthcare providers and laboratories may be submitted using the EPI-2 Initial Provider Disease Report Form. Health Departments may use the Investigation Form.

Last updated April 8, 2019