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North Dakota Influenza Enhanced Surveillance Overview

A special note to the visitor:  The pages below are for use by enrolled surveillance participants only.  Forms submitted without a valid sender will be discarded.  If you are interested in enrolling as a surveillance participant, click here to send an email to the sentinel surveillance coordinator.

To report an individual case of influenza, please do so HERE
Laboratory identified influenza is a reportable condition in North Dakota.

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  Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network (ILINet):
The North Dakota Department of Health participates in a national surveillance program conducted by CDC in which over 2,000 providers around the country report each week the total number of patients seen and the number of those patients with influenza-like illness (ILI) by age group.  ILI is defined as having a fever ≥ 100° F AND cough and/or sore throat.

Enrollment for this program can occur at any time of the year. Additional information on the program can be found in this brochure. To enroll in this program, please contact Jill Baber at jbaber@nd.gov.

To report a weekly ILI net report, please use the following report form:
Provider ILI-Net Reports

North Dakota Department of Health & Division of Laboratory Services Laboratory Surveillance:
The North Dakota Department of Health has selected sentinel laboratories throughout the state who participate in the influenza surveillance program.  These laboratories submit influenza testing data to the NDDoH on a weekly basis.  The data received are the total number of influenza and RSV tests performed during the week as well as how many of those test were positive.  This reporting does not exclude the individual case reporting for all positive influenza cases which are reportable due to the mandatory reportable conditions rule.  To enroll in this program, please contact Jill Baber at jbaber@nd.gov or Eric Hieb at ehieb@nd.gov.

To report a weekly Sentinel Laboratory Report, please use the following report form:
Sentinel Laboratory Reports

To report an individual case of influenza, please use the following form:
Report a Patient with Influenza

North Dakota Department of Health School Absenteeism Surveillance:
The North Dakota Department of Health has schools throughout the state enrolled in the school absenteeism program.  Each school reports weekly the number of students absent due to illness for each day of the week and the total number of students enrolled.  Schools enrolled in the program include elementary/grade schools, junior high/middle schools and senior high/high schools.  To enroll in this program, please contact Jill Baber at jbaber@nd.gov.
Schools may also experience outbreaks of respiratory illness.  When a large volume of students report ill due to respiratory related illness, we ask that you report the outbreak so that epidemiologists at the North Dakota Department of Health can guide you through the process of curbing the further spread of the outbreak.

To report an outbreak of respiratory illness in a school, please use the following report form:
School Absenteeism and Outbreak Reports


North Dakota Department of Health Long Term Care Outbreak Reporting:
Institutions who experience three or more cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) that occur within 48 to 72 hours OR one resident with a positive laboratory result for influenza should report an outbreak. 

These reports will be followed up by a North Dakota Department of Health epidemiologist to assist with the identification of the causative agent and to assist in any way with infection prevention measures.

To report an outbreak of respiratory illness in a Long Term Care setting, please use the following report form:
Influenza and Influenza-Like-Illness Outbreak Reports (LTC and other institutions)