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Communicable/Reportable Disease Control Program

The communicable/reportable disease control program is designed for early detection of diseases that may spread to others. When a person is found to have a disease that can cause others to become ill the Health Department works to stop the spread of the disease. Other services include the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.

There are many types of communicable/reportable diseases; examples are hepatitis A, B and C, salmonella, tuberculosis, West Nile virus, rabies, LaCrosse encephalitis, Influenza, etc. Communicable/reportable diseases are usually spread through food, water and air.


Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. If you have been ill and told to self-isolate please use the following guidelines to discontinue self-isolation:
 At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first
appeared; AND
 At least 3 days (72 hours have passed since you
recovered which is defined as resolution of fever
without the use of fever reducing medications and
improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g.,
cough, shortness of breath).

Please continue to follow the Governor's Stay Home Order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

For more information please call 304-252-8531 extension 0.