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Communicable Disease

Communicable Disease Reporting Requirements

 

Public Health Law (Code) of the State of Michigan and the United States requires reporting of many diseases to protect the public against contagious, and possibly life threatening diseases.

 

Program Activities Include:

 

      Working with hospitals, medical providers, schools, daycares, colleges, other Local Health Departments and the

      Michigan Department of Community Health to investigate and control the spread of communicable diseases.

 

      Proving information to the public for the purpose of educating the community on CD’s as well as preventing

      the transmission of contagious diseases.

 

      Implementing disease control strategies, such as school based immunization clinics within the community.

 

      Analyzing reported diseases to measure changes in disease occurrence or trends and to detect and respond to outbreaks.