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Reportable Diseases

  • If any of the following reportable diseases or any foreign animal disease is suspected, pertinent information should be immediately reported by telephone to NCDA&CS, Animal Health Programs at (919) 707-3250.
  • If Psittacosis, Rabies, or Encephalitis is suspected, also contact the Veterinary Public Health Office at (919) 733-3419.

All persons practicing veterinary medicine in North Carolina shall report the following diseases and conditions to the State Veterinarian's office by telephone within two hours after the disease is reasonably suspected to exist:

(1) Anthrax;
(2) Avian Chlamydiosis* (Psitticosis, Ornthosis);
(3) Avian Encephalomyelitis;
(4) Avian Influenza (High Pathogenic);
(5) Avian Influenza (Low Pathogenic);
(6) Brucellosis (livestock only);
(7) Classical Swine Fever (Hog Cholera);
(8) Contagious Equine Metritis;
(9) Echinococcus;
(10) Equine Encephalomyelitis* (including Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis, Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis, Western Equine Encephalomyelitis, and St. Louis Encephalomyelitis);
(11) Equine Infectious Anemia;
(12) Exotic Newcastle Disease;
(13) Foreign Animal Diseases (including, in addition to those listed in this Rule, any disease believed to be absent from the United States and its territories);
(14) Fowl Typhoid (Salmonella gallinarum);
(15) Infectious Laryngotracheitis (other than vaccine induced);
(16) Leishmaniasis;
(17) Mycoplasma gallisepticum/Mycoplasma synoviae;
(18) Paramyxovirus (other than Newcastle; includes menangle virus);
(19) Plague* (Yersinia pestis);
(20) Pseudorabies;
(21) Pullorum (Salmonella pullorum);
(22) Q fever* (Coxiella burnetii);
(23) Rabies (equine and livestock only);
(24) Scabies (cattle and sheep only);
(25) Screw Worm (Exotic myiasis);
(26) Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (including Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, Chronic Wasting Disease, and scrapie);
(27) Tuberculosis;
(28) Tularemia* (Francisella tularensis);
(29) Vesicular Disease (Foot and Mouth, Vesicular Stomatitis, Vesicular Exanthema, Swine Vesicular Disease); and
(30) West Nile (domestic animals only).

* These diseases must also be reported to the Veterinary Public Health Program (919) 733-3410

History Note: Authority G.S. 106-307.2;
Temporary Adoption Eff. December 1, 2002;
Eff. August 1, 2004.


NCDA&CS Veterinary Division, Dr. Michael Martin - State Veterinarian
Mailing Address: 1030 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1030
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3250 Fax: (919) 733-2277

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