Communicable Disease

Communicable Disease is a broad classification of disease that can pose a risk to individuals and communities. The epidemiology, or disease investigation staff, works within the community, along with state partners, to detect, control and prevent the spread of communicable, or infectious diseases. Staff monitor communicable disease reports, investigate illnesses and utilize consistent reporting from local partners to monitor the health of our community.

Some examples of communicable diseases include:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Salmonella
  • Giardia
  • Rabies
  • Meningitis
  • Hepatitis
  • E. coli
  • Measles
  • Chickenpox

For more information call (417) 466-2201.