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Hepatitis Reporting Resources

Viral Hepatitis

“Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood, and fights infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its function can be affected. Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis. However, hepatitis is most often caused by a virus. In the United States, the most common types of viral hepatitis are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.  

Hepatitis Reporting Requirements

Viral hepatitis seroconversions and other infectious diseases MUST BE REPORTED to appropriate state or local public health officials , per the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Program Interpretive Guidance Version 1.1, tag number V637 . Specific reporting methods and contact information for Pennsylvania and Delaware are provided below. All known and suspected seroconversions of Hepatitis B and C must also be reported to the Network as soon as possible.

State Resources

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Viral, acute and chronic cases of Hepatitis are reportable within 5 workdays for health care practitioners and health care facilities
  • How to Report Patients with Hepatitis
  • Advisory: Outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Infections - Update
    • The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) is releasing the following advisory to healthcare providers, “Outbreak of Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Infections - Update.” This is a statewide follow up to Health Advisory #429. Please report any suspected clusters of hepatitis A by calling DOH at 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258) or your local health department. Additionally, all cases of acute hepatitis A should be reported via PA-NEDSS. PLEASE PLACE THE LINK TO THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT WHEREVER YOU FELL IS APPROPRIATE
  • Additional Links 
Delaware Department of Health and Social  Services
All Delaware physicians, laboratories and other health care providers are  required by regulations to report patients with hepatitis to the Division of Public Health. Reporting enables appropriate public health follow-up for your patients, helps identify outbreaks, and provides a better understanding of disease trends in Delaware.  Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Delaware Hepatitis C Program Office by calling (302) 744-1050 or by visiting the website

CDC Resources

Division of Viral Hepatitis
This page contains a wealth of resources for Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E, including a Resource Center with professional tools, patient education, observance resourced and training.

Page last updated: 07/11/18