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Infectious diseases continue to pose a significant threat to public health and mortality. The communicable disease program provides investigation and follow-up of reportable communicable diseases.

This department also partners with environmental health staff when needed to investigate outbreaks, such as food or water borne illnesses.

Persons Required to Report Disease

  • Physicians
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurses
  • Nursing assistants
  • Dentists
  • Health care practitioners
  • Emergency medical services personnel
  • Any institution, school, college/university, child care facility or camp personnel
  • Pharmacists
  • Poison control center personnel
  • Blood bank and organ transplant personnel
  • Coroners, funeral directors, morticians and embalmers
  • Medical examiners
  • Veterinarians
  • Correctional facility personnel
  • Food service management personnel
  • Any other person having knowledge or a known or suspected care or carrier or a reportable communicable disease or communicable disease death
  • The master, pilot or any other person in charge of any bus, train, ship or boat, and the commander, pilot or any other person in charge of any aircraft within the jurisdiction of the state
  • Researchers

To report an infectious disease please call:

Bureau County: (815) 872-5091
Putnam County: (815) 872-2324
Marshall County: (309) 246-8074

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