Seasonal Influenza Cases
Seasonal influenza reporting guidelines are detailed in the latest SFDPH Influenza Health Advisory.
Residential Institutions: Please visit our new Long-Term Care Facilities webpage for information and additional resources.
Fatal Influenza Form (Ages 0-64 years)
Laboratory Guidelines and Forms
- Specimen Collection Guidelines for Patients with Suspected Seasonal Influenza
- Public Health Laboratory Form: To be completed after consultation with Communicable Disease Control (415) 554-2830.
Suspected Avian Influenza Cases
Report suspected cases of avian influenza immediately (within one hour) to Communicable Disease Control at (415) 554-2830. After hours, weekends and holidays, please follow the instructions to page the on-call physician.
- Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Criteria for Testing, Tests, Specimen Collection and Submission, and Infection Control Precautions (scroll down for medical provider information)
For additional information, forms, and references please contact Communicable Disease Control (415) 554-2830.