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Communicable Diseases

Our epidemiologist is responsible for the prevention and control of infectious disease in the community. Protection of public health is accomplished through active case identification, assessment, data collection, public education, and referral to community health partners.

Contact Info

The Ohio Administrative Codes require cases of certain communicable or highly contagious diseases to be reported to local health departments:


How to report

  1. Review the Ohio Infectious Disease Control Manual for specific reporting information and educational materials about the suspected disease.
  2. Complete the Disease Reporting Form
  3. Fax your report to 419-282-4271
  4. Contact us Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 419-282-4357. Please call 419-685-6395 for after-hours Class A reporting.


Know Your ABCs: A Quick Guide to Reportable Infectious Diseases in Ohio

Order a Communicable Disease Chart (Form #08087)

This chart must be posted in childcare and educational settings. Please contact the Childcare Policy Helpdesk at or 1-877-302-2347, option 4, with questions.