At District Health Department No. 2, preventing and controlling communicable disease is a necesary and important task to protect our communities in Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw, and Oscoda counties. District Health Department No. 2 staff works with physicians, laboratories, schools, and other community partners in reporting of disease, data collection, education, referral for care, and treatment of disease.
Timely and accurate reporting of Communicable Disease information allows the health department staff to:
- Quickly identify single or multiple cases of disease occurring within a similar location.
- Identify person at risk of acquiring or transmitting a disease.
- Identify need and recommend appropriate prevention measures for those affected.
- Provide Education.
Who should report?
The Michigan Communicable Disease Rules, promulgated under the authority conferred on the Department of Community Health by section 5111 of Act No. 368 of the Public Acts of 1978, as amended, being 333.5111 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, clearly designates communicable disease reporting responsibilities to the following individuals:
- Infection Control Practitioners
- Physician’s Assistants
- Any health professional
What to report?
To report a communicable disease, please include the following information:
- The name of the person
- Pertinent contact information for the patient, including the address, phone number
- The disease
- The name of the person making the report
- List of Reportable Diseases
Routine communicable disease activities and services are provided during regular health department hours. Staff are available outside of normal business hours for emergency situations. Please call our 800 number, found at the top of this website, for more information.
The best protection against the measles is to be vaccinated. To make an appointment to be vaccinated, call your local provider or District Health Department No. 2 at 1-800-504-2650. For more information visit www.michigan.gov/measlesoutbreak.
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This page was last updated on November 3rd, 2022.