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Communicable Disease

Communicable Disease

Communicable Diseases Program

What types of services are offered through the Scott County Health Department Communicable Disease Program?

The Communicable Disease Program provides:

  • Investigation of the source of communicable diseases
  • Surveillance of communicable diseases
  • Notification to the public of their risk for communicable diseases
  • Control measures to prevent the spread of the diseases

What kind of information about Communicable Diseases is available?

  • Statistics related to the diseases and disease trends
  • Fact sheets and brochures for specific diseases

What are the common reportable communicable diseases?

Common reportable communicable disease fact sheets from the Iowa Department of Public Health: http://idph.iowa.gov/CADE/reportable-diseases

Facts about quarantine and isolation:  http://wiki.idph.iowa.gov/epimanual/Home/CategoryID/153

For information on the Iowa Administrative Code and Scott County Code:

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