Reporting Flu

Flu is a reportable disease in Pennsylvania. Montgomery County Office of Public Health monitors cases, clusters, and outbreaks. As a result, it is important to report flu especially if you are a long-term care facility, hospital, urgent care, and/or private provider. Please report any cases, clusters, or outbreaks using the appropriate reporting document. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention at 610-278-5117.

Aggregate Reporting

Montgomery County residents with Influenza-like Illness who are physician-diagnosed, rapid (+), PCR (+), or culture (+) are reported weekly using the aggregate reporting in PA-NEDSS. If your facility does not have access to PA-NEDSS please complete Aggregate Report Form and fax it to the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention at 610-278-3971.

Reporting Hospitalized and Fatal Cases

Montgomery County residents with Influenza-like Illness who are physician-diagnosed, rapid (+), PCR (+), or culture (+) and are hospitalized or expired are reported individually in PA-NEDSS. Additionally, an Influenza Report Form for Hospital or Fatal Cases must be completed and faxed to the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention at 610-278-3971.

Reporting Outbreaks at Long Term Care Facilities

LTCF’s must report residents with Influenza-Like Illness to the Montgomery County Office of Public Health. Facilities must report residents by completing a Long Term Care Facility Checklist and Influenza Line List. These reports can be emailed to OPHFlu@montcopa.org or faxed to 610-278-3971. For questions about reporting please contact the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention at 610-278-5117.


Forms

MCOPH Aggregate Report Form
MCOPH Hospitalized and Fatal Cases Report Form
Long Term Care Facility Checklist
Influenza Line List