Smallpox — Suspected Case
What do you do if you suspect smallpox?
Health care providers who suspect they have a patient with smallpox should notify public health authorities immediately!
South Dakota State Department of Health
Office of Disease Prevention
605-773-3737 or 1-800-592-1861
The South Dakota State Health Laboratory will make arrangements with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the provider to ship specimens directly to CDC. Epidemiology will advise you about the appropriate specimens to collect and the proper method and arrangements for shipping specimens to CDC.