The first step in the control of any communicable disease, whether it is a prevalent disease, a newly emerging one, or a disease used for bioterrorism, is prompting recognition and identification.
There are several ways to handle the spread of disease. Certain communicable diseases may require family and close contact screening, testing, and treatment to prevent further spread of the disease from infected individuals.
Early detection of the disease rest on the health care provider whom reports to the proper health authorities.
There are over 75 diseases that are reportable under state law, meaning that the diagnosing medical provider and diagnosing lab have to report the testing results to the local health department.
Here are a few of the reportable diseases:
Please call 765-482-3942 option 5 or 9 for more information regarding communicable diseases.